Drinkee

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"Drinkee"
Drinkee by Sofi Tukker.jpg
Single by Sofi Tukker
from the EP Soft Animals
ReleasedApril 21, 2016
Recorded2015
Genre
Length4:59
Label
Songwriter(s)
  • Sophie Hawley-Weld
  • Tucker Halpern
  • Ricardo de Carvalho Duarte
Producer(s)Sofi Tukker
Sofi Tukker singles chronology
"Drinkee"
(2016)
"Hey Lion"
(2016)

"Drinkee" is the debut single by Sofi Tukker, released in April 2016.[1]

The song is inspired by the poem "Relógio" by Brazilian poet Chacal. The lyrics are sung in the original language of Portuguese. According to vocalist Sophie Hawley-Weld, "It doesn't matter whether or not you can understand Portuguese. The point of "Drinkee" isn't the meaning; the point is the nonsense." In the song, Hawley-Weld's voice fuses together with layered underlying sounds that include distorted electric guitar, a strong bass line, bongos and cowbells.[2] The song was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording at the 59th ceremony.

Video[edit]

The music video for "Drinkee" was directed by Sam Mason and Matt Daniels and was released on July 1, 2016.[3] The duo stated that the video is not supposed to make any sense; it features scenes of band members staring dead into the camera before a zebra-printed backdrop and deadpanning models wearing brightly-colored outfits.[4]

Reception[edit]

Luke Holland from The Guardian said he was not "expecting much from a song called "Drinkee"... But US duo Sofi Tukker have taken one wiry guitar riff and one indecipherable lyric, and layered them over a fat, throbbing tropical house backbeat. It's my new favourite tune. Tropical house isn't cool, though. Which means, like those people, neither am I."[5]

Official remixes[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–2017) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 42
Italy (FIMI)[12] 43

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Platinum 70,000double-dagger

double-dagger Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drinkee (single) by Sofi Tukker". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: 'DRINKEE,' SOFI TUKKER". Interview Magazine. May 26, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "SOFI TUKKER - Drinkee (Official Video)". YouTube. July 1, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Sofi Tukker's Video For 'Drinkee' Is A Psychedelic Dance Party". NPR. July 10, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "The best of this week's music: Sofi Tukker surf the tropical house wave". September 16, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Drinkee Dinnerdate remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Drinkee Addal remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Drinkee Vintage Culture remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Drinkee Mahmut Orhan remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Drinkee Livin R Dino Romeo remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Sofi Tukker – Drinkee". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Italiancharts.com – Sofi Tukker – Drinkee". Top Digital Download. Retrieved January 26, 2017.
  13. ^ http://www.aria.com.au/pages/httpwww.aria.com.aupageshttpwww.aria.com.aupagesSingleAccreds2017.htm