For Sophie Allison, aka Soccer Mommy, Color Theory is a distillation of hard-won catharsis. The album confronts the ongoing mental health and familial trials that have plagued the 22-year-old artist since pre-pubescence, presenting listeners with an uncompromisingly honest self-portrait, and reminding us exactly why her critically-acclaimed debut, 2018’s Clean, made her a hero to many. Wise beyond her years, Allison is a songwriter capable of capturing the fleeting moments of bliss that make an embattled existence temporarily beautiful. With Color Theory, Allison’s fraught past becomes a lens through which we might begin to understand what it means to be resilient. Color Theory is awash with a lush landscape of guitar strums and rustled distortion and Alison's down to earth vocals. It's part 90's pop, contemporary songwriters like Sasami and Weyes Blood and Alison's pop-punk past.