Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard’s new series that showcases artists’ very own throwback-themed playlists exclusive to Billboard’s Spotify account. The curated set features the artists’ favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.
This week’s spin comes from Soccer Mommy. The Nashville-bred singer-songwriter (née Sophie Allison) recently released her breakthrough album, Clean, via Fat Possum, produced by Gabe Wax (The War On Drugs, Deerhunter) and mixed by Ali Chant (Perfume Genius, PJ Harvey). The LP landed on Billboard‘s Heatseekers chart (at No. 7), Vinyl chart (No. 13), and Top Albums (No. 79) — and earned her a worldwide jaunt that includes stops at SXSW, a headlining tour throughout North America, and forthcoming summer support gigs with Liz Phair and Speedy Ortiz.
The 20-year-old rising star followed up her gloriously introspective album with the release of her recent “Cool” music video, inspired by ’90s teen movies.
“This playlist is a bunch of songs that I listened to when I was a kid — from Ciara to Coldplay,” Alison says of the set. “I think it shows that I got inspiration from both rock and pop music.”
Give the playlist a spin and also check out some retro snaps of the artist below.