Photo by Elizabeth Miranda
+ SOPHOMORE ALBUM WET TENNIS OUT APRIL 29
SOFI TUKKER have shared Felix Jaehn’s remix of “Original Sin”, an unforgettable ode to loving yourself and rejecting imposed social mores from their forthcoming album WET TENNIS (out April 29th). Like SOFI TUKKER, Felix’s global influences and inclusive vision has seen his music resonate across the world, topping the charts in multiple countries and becoming the youngest artist with two diamond certifications. Felix puts a spotlight on the song’s tropical elements, building a new jubilant rhythm under Sophie and Tucker’s vocals that turns up the cathartic release of the original.
The group shares, “Felix Jaehn’s remix of Original Sin is a vibe. It feels effortless, like it’s not trying too hard and we love it.“
“I fell in love with ‘Original Sin’ at first listen and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give this melancholic summer anthem my own twist,” adds Felix Jaehn
SOFI TUKKER will also release an “Original Sin” remix by NYC’S
Crush Club on March 25th.
SOFI TUKKER recently shared the video for “Original Sin” which is steeped in playful eroticism and introduces the joyful and seductive iconography of WET TENNIS. In true SOFI TUKKER fashion, they decamped to a tropical location radiating lush greens and sunlight and realized the video in Oahu, Hawaii with director Aerin Moreno and creative direction by Amber Park (Camila Cabello, Madison Beer). They wear custom WET TENNIS outfits designed by Johnny Wujek (Katy Perry, HBO’s Legendary) in the video’s very metaphorical and ecstatic tennis match.
Earlier this month SOFI TUKKER revealed the cover art and tracklist for WET TENNIS with the release of the haunting ”Forgive Me” and its epic video with dazzling cinematography, styling, and choreography. Read People Magazine’s premiere feature for the video here. The track is one of the album’s meditations on resilience, radical self-acceptance, and joy. “Forgive Me: is a collaboration with Turkish producer Mahmut Orhan whose string arrangement on the song draws inspiration from traditional Turkish music. The video was filmed on location at Evcik Beach and Kilyos Beach in Istanbul and takes us from the confinement of a white box room to the country’s seaside cliffs in a speeding car. Choreographer Tanem Işık, a sixteen year old phenom from Istanbul, created the modern dance piece in the video where she plays Sophie’s double in a battle that depicts Sophie’s battle with negative impulses that get away from her. A group of modern road warriors in surreal gear, including Tucker and Mahmut, race to her side and cast a circle around her as she reconciles with her darker self. The cast wears emerging Turkish fashion designers from NEW GEN.
Following a transcendent headline set at CRSSD festival this month and their show at Belly Up Aspen which raised $19,560 for Red Cross Ukraine, the group has announced additional dates of their WET TENNIS world tour. SOFI TUKKER will tour across Europe, Western Asia, and Australia along with the previously announced North American dates. Due to high demand, they have added shows in sold out US markets. All dates are on sale now and the full tour is detailed below.
SOFI TUKKER has achieved gold and platinum records in every continent other than Antarctica and their global audience began to coalesce around the streams, eventually creating a community that dubbed itself the Freak Fam. Along with activities related to the group, Freak Fam has helped each other during this difficult time in both emotional and material ways. When many members of Freak Fam had their prom canceled and were missing the big moments in their lives, SOFI TUKKER held a virtual prom and encouraged everyone attending to wear their freakiest wares. More recently, the Freak Fam has taken the form of a bi-weekly SiriusXM radio show, Freak Fam Radio, on Diplo’s Revolution Channel 52 that airs every other Wednesday at 10 PM ET/ 7 PM PT.
WET TENNIS TRACKLIST:
“Summer In New York”
“Forgive Me” with Mahmut Orhan
“Sun Came Up” with John Summit
“Larry Bird” featuring Tuck’s Dad
“Hold” with BOII
“Mon Cheri” with Amadou & Mariam
“What A Wonderful World”
SOFI TUKKER LIVE:
North American Tour
Sat, May 21 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
Sun, May 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (SOLD OUT)
Mon, May 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Wed, May 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Avant Gardner – The Brooklyn Mirage
Thu, May 26 – Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
Sat, May 28 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial Bell (SOLD OUT)
Mon, May 30 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Wed, June 1 – Toronto, ON @ HISTORY
Thu, June 2 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Fri, June 3 – Chicago, IL @ Radius
Mon, June 6 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Wed, June 8 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
Thu, June 9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Sat, June 11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater (SOLD OUT)
Sun, June 12 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Tue, June 14 – Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
Thu, June 16 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
Sat, June 18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall
Mon, June 20 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
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