Sofi Tukker releases their ‘WET TENNIS’ LP
SOFI TUKKER have taken over the world with their intoxicatingly glossy mixture of striking electropop with global influences that always take dazzling and unexpected turns, leaving the listener on the edge of their seat if not lifting them off of it. Their new album ‘WET TENNIS‘, the follow up to their twice GRAMMY-nominated debut, is out tonight at midnight via Ultra/Sony Music.
SOFI TUKKER, the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, is celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music as well as their work’s themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. In 2021, SOFI TUKKER achieved their third Billboard Dance Airplay chart #1 for their collaboration with John Summit on “Sun Came Up,” and they also released a tri-lingual collaboration with Amadou and Mariam, “Mon Cheri”.
The album is a celebration of self-empowerment, owning your right to pleasure, and liberating yourself from outside constraints. The title itself is an acronym: When Everyone Tries to Evolve, Nothing Negative Is Safe. It’s about leaving behind lesser fears and vices in favour of pursuing joy. Whatever challenges the duo face throughout the album, it isn’t long before they return to defiant positivity; it’s a story of ecstasy undoing human error, of delight outdoing our inevitable fallibility.
Written over the past three years, ‘WET TENNIS’ is a testament to the duo’s durability and their commitment to their fans, The Freak Fam. When in-person events became impossible, SOFI TUKKER’s live streams were a daily ceremony. Sophie and Tucker were able to interact in real-time with their community, experimenting and getting feedback on ideas that would eventually become ‘WET TENNIS’.
These are songs made for their fans but perhaps more significantly, with them. Tennis features prominently in the album’s iconography. The game itself represents Soph and Tuck always hitting ideas back and forth to each other in their writing process, and the overlapping tennis rackets represent the venn diagram of their brains. They both have very different interests, but where the rackets intersect is that sweet spot that’s SOFI TUKKER.
Wetness itself is key to the album, with each track feeling akin to just having emerged from a warm pool., dripping with an irresistible sensuality. Whether the album finds them in a playful mood or profoundly earnest, it never misses a step, gliding through a slick, dewy world through which they’re the only fitting guides.
SOFI TUKKER will perform live from NYC at 11:30 PM EST to celebrate the album’s release. Fans across the world can live stream the performance with Amazon Music & Twitch here.
With the album release, the duo has launched a new WET TENNIS merch line, which is available on their webstore along with an ombre picture disc vinyl and a very limited number of autographed CDs. The physical formats of WET TENNIS are available for pre-order.