SOFI TUKKER share new single + music video “Kakee”

Photo by Elizabeth Miranda

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SOFI TUKKER shares their exuberant new single “Kakee,” an ode to persimmons in Brazilian Portuguese full of double entendres. The playfully seductive track opens their forthcoming second album, WET TENNIS, out April 29th on Ultra. Clocking in under two minutes, “Kakee” is a thrilling oxytocin rush with a giant hook and a juggernaut beat that is like SOFI TUKKER concentrate. All of the things that made the world fall in love with the group are turned up to eleven. 

The group shares, “Kakee, which means persimmon in Portuguese and in many other languages, is a song, quite literally, about persimmons. Soph had been talking about how obsessed she is with persimmons for a long time and so she and Chacal (the Brazilian poet we have made a lot of songs with) wrote a poem about them. The lyrics literally translate to “I don’t go by car or by foot. I go by persimmon…. I’m not Sophie, I’m persimmon…. The juice of the persimmon is on my nose and on my chest, so sexy.” We started it as a techno track and then with the guitar it really took a turn. No idea what genre this is. We just know that we love it. “

The “Kakee” video was filmed in Hawaii and is full of visual double entendres that correspond with the lyrics. Persimmons are squeezed until they gush and drip everywhere culminating in an ecstatic Sophie laying in a field. It was directed by Aerin Moreno with creative direction from Amber Park and styling by Johnny Wujek who were also the team on the “Original Sin” video.

This is one of our favorite videos we’ve made. The experience of being in Kualoa Park in Hawaii was… awe. Being in that environment is so inspiring, and really gives us a sense of our beautiful insignificance (lol that’s a Sophie line of course).” shares SOFI TUKKER on the making of the video, “In the first take, Tuck started clapping and that became a fun theme throughout the video. We ran through the valleys, squeezed persimmons… squeezed tennis balls filled with persimmon juice. And it climaxes with Soph quite literally climaxing, on the top of a mountain–she turns herself on by playing the guitar on the top of the mountain, with a persimmon between her legs. It’s as absurd as the lyrics of the song.“

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 have 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 took the form of a six month SiriusXM radio show, Freak Fam Radio, on Diplo’s Revolution Channel 52 which wrapped up in March.

WET TENNIS TRACKLIST:

“Kakee”

“Original Sin”

“Summer In New York”

“Forgive Me” with Mahmut Orhan

“Wet Tennis”

“Interlude”

“Sun Came Up” with John Summit

“Larry Bird” featuring Tuck’s Dad

“Hold” with BOII

“Mon Cheri” with Amadou & Mariam

“Freak”

“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

SOFI TUKKER SOCIALS:

Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Soundcloud / Spotify / Apple Music / Deezer

TikTok / YouTube / Twitch / Discord

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