Drinkee

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"Drinkee"
Drinkee by Sofi Tukker.jpg
Single by Sofi Tukker
from the album Soft Animals EP
Released April 21, 2016
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 4:59
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"
(2016)
"Hey Lion"
(2016)

"Drinkee" is a song by Sofi Tukker. The song was 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 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]

  • Dinnerdate remix – 4:19[6]
  • Addal remix – 4:58[7]
  • Vintage Culture remix – 5:42[8]
  • Mahmut Orhan remix – 4:17[9]
  • Livin R Dino Romeo remix – 4:13[10]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2016–17) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[11] 42
Italy (FIMI)[12] 43

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[13] Gold 35,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Drinkee (single) by Sofi Tukker". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ "EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: 'DRINKEE,' SOFI TUKKER". Interview Magazine. May 26, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ "SOFI TUKKER - Drinkee (Official Video)". YouTube. July 1, 2016. Retrieved January 16, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Sofi Tukker's Video For 'Drinkee' Is A Psychedelic Dance Party". NPR. July 10, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The best of this week's music: Sofi Tukker surf the tropical house wave". September 16, 2016. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Drinkee Dinnerdate remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Drinkee Addal remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Drinkee Vintage Culture remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Drinkee Mahmut Orhan remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Drinkee Livin R Dino Romeo remix". iTunes Australia. Retrieved January 14, 2017. 
  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. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.