AUDIENCE Music Friday Night Concert Series

Sofi Tukker

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Sofi Tukker on AT&T's AUDIENCE Network

For the past two years, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, aka the GRAMMY-nominated duo Sofi Tukker--have released a stream of adventurous and innovative music. Their bold take on dance pop explores joy, empowerment and liberation while seamlessly incorporating unexpected elements like contemporary Brazilian poetry, Japanese raps, and Andean string instruments. From their debut single “Drinkee”--which garnered the group a GRAMMY-nomination for “Best Dance Recording”--to their first full-length album Treehouse (Ultra Music), Sofi Tukker's genre-defying sound stands uniquely on its own.

Sofi Tukker's dance floor dominating ode to overcoming our inner and outer saboteurs, "Fuck They," opens Treehouse and serves as the group's statement of intent. It's followed by "Energia," an ecstatic plea to the universe for energy.  "Benadryl" deals with breaking the dreamlike following a break-up and melds both English and Brazilian Portuguese. New single "Batshit" is the first to feature Tucker on lead vocals and also soundtracks the Apple iPhone RED television ads which start airing this week. They adapted a love poem by Chacal for "The Dare" which draws from South American folk music and shows the group's experimental side. The anthemic "Baby I'm a Queen", a long-time live favorite, is about embracing your vulnerability and not letting yourself be belittled for it. The international smash "Best Friend" bookends Treehouse. The group sent the original track to their friends The Knocks, NERVO, and Alisa Ueno to add on to it and it became a triumphant ode to friendship which became a Top 20 hit on U.S. pop, alternative, and dance radio.