Sofi Tukker are again & taking 2022 by storm with new & thrilling music to grace our ears and the extremely anticipated announcement of their incoming full studio album WET TENNIS dropping April twenty ninth. The primary releases to the WET TENNIS album embrace the tremendous danceable and extremely catchy, ‘Authentic Sin’ and now their most up-to-date collaboration with Mahmut Orhan, ‘Forgive Me’ that includes emotional violin melodies & darkish mysterious tones. With a sonically numerous and color exploding album on the horizon and an enormous US/European tour happening this summer time, we had a second to meet up with these two tremendous proficient musicians. A novel alternative to listen to what they’ve been as much as and dive into the deeper particulars for this subsequent thrilling chapter into their blossoming musical catalogue.
First inform us a little bit backstory behind the most recent monitor ‘Authentic Sin’ and its inspiration and creation?
We wrote unique sin in the course of the pandemic. We realized that for us and for lots of people who had been caught inside throughout quarantine, we regularly took out our frustration and nervousness in regards to the world on the individuals we love probably the most. We had been making all kinds of errors, not as a result of there’s something inherently unsuitable with us however as a result of we had been residing by way of a troubled time. It’s a tune about having grace with ourselves. Remembering that we aren’t born sinners. We don’t need to repent. And we don’t need to apologize for our wishes. We’re merely a bunch of freaks making an attempt our greatest.
Authentic sin options an unbelievable music video that includes lush nature, fluorescent tennis gear and highly effective color schemes, the place do you guys draw inventive concepts to your music movies and the way does this course of go about? Do you’ve sure inventive mates which direct and assist with these movies? How a lot inventive collaboration with different artists takes place in your movies?
We had an unbelievable crew of inventive collaborators and mates for this video. We first got here up with the idea collectively in a room with our inventive director for the challenge, Amber Park, and our stylist, designer Johnny Wujek. We then introduced on the genius Aerin Moreno, who’s the director for the video. We knew we wished the video to be just like the backyard of eden of the Moist Tennis world. And we knew we wished to be carrying tremendous colourful shiny tennis outfits. It happened from a whole lot of conversations, and pictures and concepts bouncing backwards and forwards between us all. It took us some time to nail the video, really. The video took us some time to good as a result of we wished to seek out the proper steadiness between the Moist Tennis world and aesthetic and likewise staying true to the lyrics and vibe of Authentic Sin.
We love the WET TENNIS acronym for the LP: When Everybody Tries to Evolve, Nothing Unfavourable Is Secure. This sounds prefer it has a deeply acutely aware which means behind it, are you able to guys inform extra in regards to the private non secular, emotional or acutely aware journey that has impressed such a robust message?
Throughout the pandemic, every single day we had been confronted with a selection: both we will let this cripple us, let this make us unhappy and depressed and anxious… or we will profit from it. We will dance it out in neighborhood. We will pour ourselves into DJing and constructing the freak fam. Whereas destructive issues are certain to occur, we’ve a option to not get caught in it. We had been so impressed by the freak fam, the neighborhood of folks that joined us each single day for our livestream units, and their capability for positivity and optimism. Plenty of the music comes from this place, too. We wished the album to really feel and sound enjoyable and shiny, however beneath that’s a whole lot of acutely aware selection and intention.
What sorts of sound design, manufacturing and varieties of tracks can we anticipate for the remainder of the WET TENNIS Album?
We wrote a LOT of music in the course of the pandemic however we deliberately put the songs on the album that general felt actually optimistic and hopeful. If we’ve a extra introspective moody monitor on the album, then it’s at all times adopted by a shiny dance social gathering monitor. We now have some extra acoustic model tracks on it and a whole lot of home music. We had been impressed by DJing every single day and there’s a bunch of nods to the freak fam all through. There are a pair collaborations however principally it’s simply the venn diagram of each of our brains bouncing concepts and sounds backwards and forwards.
It’s so thrilling to see the WET TENNIS dwell present hitting the US, Europe Canada and Australia, what recommendation would it’s a must to keep so recent on tour, conserving your private power excessive and to thriving with tour life calls for?
We work actually exhausting to thrive on tour. We deal with ourselves like skilled athletes. Earlier than every present, we spend an hour and a half warming up and understanding — and we at all times quiet down, stretch and ice after the exhibits. We ensure to sleep and nap as a lot as we will, Soph is sober, and we keep maintaining a healthy diet. Our rider is principally vegetables and fruit and this tour we’re gonna carry an air fryer on the tour bus :). Gotta keep recent to placed on the absolute best present each evening!
We completely beloved ‘The Freak Farm’ livestream expertise which has continued to be such an incredible expertise all through lockdown and past connecting individuals for the love of your music and creating deeper connection throughout such a tough time, what have been your biggest private takeaways from this expertise? How did this alteration you guys as individuals? Did it change your conceptions of how one can join with followers in a different way?
The freak fam appears like a miracle. We went by way of what might have been the worst and loneliest time of our lives, and as a substitute it was crammed with neighborhood. We had by no means felt so linked to individuals all all over the world. Everybody actually grew to become like household. We had been there for one another, and proceed to be now, by way of a lot hardship and life adjustments. Whereas earlier than the pandemic, individuals would collect at our exhibits, and possibly make a good friend or two, individuals linked day after day, actually attending to know one another–and never simply in particular cities. It actually grew to become a world neighborhood. We now actually perceive the facility of consistency, and the facility of a collective in lifting one another up.
We’re simply nonetheless in the beginning of 2022 which is hopefully going to be a brand new 12 months and a break from the pandemic narrative, would you guys share with us some private objectives you’ve for this 12 months or possibly even some new resolutions and whether or not you might be conserving to them?
We now have so many objectives for this 12 months! We’re going to be touring the world and being with individuals in individual, however we wish to ensure to take care of the web reference to the freak fam. We wish to placed on the absolute best present each evening, and actually placed on probably the most distinctive present, not like any we’ve ever seen or heard of. It’s half dwell present–half recreation. It’s tremendous participatory and we wish everybody to go away that evening saying, wow that was among the finest nights of my life. I felt so linked and joyful and alive.
With the music panorama altering so drastically because the pandemic what recommendation would you guys have for producers, artists or duos on the market now which are pushing to interrupt their music to an even bigger viewers?
This recommendation has remained the identical all through our complete profession and we at all times try to take our personal recommendation: make music you like. Don’t make music for some imaginary listener or some imaginary concept of what you suppose individuals may like. Make music that you just genuinely wish to take heed to and can be thrilled to play on stage evening after evening for the remainder of time.
What can be your message of inspiration for the freak fam and music lovers for 2022?
The acronym for our album: When everybody tries to evolve nothing destructive is secure. Know that you just at all times have a selection. Shit is gonna occur. You’ll be able to both develop and evolve from it–or not. There are individuals on the market who’re right here to assist you and consider in you. There are different freaks right here to make you are feeling much less alone in that course of, who will encourage you and maintain you accountable to creating all of life really feel like a development alternative.