Soccer Mommy’s color theory was one of the best albums from last year. Since then, she’s shared some great remixes of those tracks and a Chicks cover. Today, she’s released another unexpected track with a surreal, video game–inspired visual called “rom com 2004.”
It’s unclear if the song is indebted to a specific romantic comedy from 2004, but, boy did I not realize how many greats there were that year—A Cinderella Story, Chasing Liberty, 13 Going on 30, The Wedding Date, Along Came Polly, etc. “rom com 2004,” though, is a bit of an unhinged heart-on-your-sleeve soundtrack full of blustery guitars, with Sophia Allison’s vocals sounding like they’re coming over an intercom that short-circuits at times.
The video is another hallmark of the musician’s love of video games, where she becomes a floating, sometimes exploding Wii avatar. It’s eerie and cool, revealing Soccer Mommy is ready to head in a more experimental direction with her music. Watch it below.