Sofi Tukker

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Sofi Tukker
Sophie Hawley-Weld Sofi Tukker 2016.jpg
Sophie Hawley-Weld
Background information
Origin New York City, New York, United States[1]
Genres
Years active 2014–present
Labels
Website www.sofitukker.com
Members
  • Sophie Hawley-Weld
  • Tucker Halpern

Sofi Tukker is an American musical duo based in New York consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern. The band is perhaps best known for its song "Best Friend", which was featured in a commercial during Apple's unveiling of the iPhone X on September 12, 2017.

History[edit]

Sofi Tukker released an EP, Soft Animals on July 8, 2016.[4] The EP includes "Drinkee", "Matadora", "Awoo",[5] Déjà Vu Affair, Moon Tattoo and "Hey Lion".[3] The title comes from a Mary Oliver poem ("You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves").

Their song "Drinkee" from the Soft Animals EP was nominated for a 2017 Grammy for Best Dance Recording.[6] "Drinkee" is adapted from a poem written by the Brazilian poet, Chacal, sung sensually amidst cowbells, bongos, electric guitars and deep driving bass. Their song "Drinkee" is featured in The Incredible Jessica James.[7]

Their song “Johny” is featured in EA Sports' FIFA 17,[8] and was adapted from a poem by Brazilian poet Paulo Leminski.[9]

Their 2017 song "Best Friend" was played during the iPhone X full commercial reveal at the Apple Event on September 12, 2017.[10] It is also included in the football game FIFA 18, the second straight year that a song of theirs has been included on the soundtrack of FIFA.[11]

The clean version of their song "Batshit", titled "That's It (I'm Crazy)", was featured in a TV commercial for Apple promoting their special edition iPhone 8 RED smartphone in 2018.[12]

Reception[edit]

Paste Magazine described Sofi Tukker's release as "an insatiable dance collection of jungle-pop songs with many well-executed nods towards Brazilian instruments, poets and to the national language, Portuguese". The magazine's review referred to the "carefully conceptualized 'Matadora'" as "the album's show-stopper".[13]

Slant Magazine said of their album Treehouse, "the songs on Sofi Tukker’s Treehouse are alternately playful and sincere, intimate and global." "Though Sofi Tukker’s mélange of disparate sounds and influences—bossa-nova rhythms, cowbells, castanets, and spaghetti-western guitars—lends Treehouse an air of worldly sophistication, Hawley-Weld and Halpern never take themselves or their music too seriously. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t." [14]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Details Peak chart positions
US
Dance

[15]
BEL
(FL)

[16]
CAN
[17]
NZ
Heat.

[18]
Treehouse
  • Released: 13 April 2018
5 66 54 9

Extended play[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Details
Soft Animals

Singles[edit]

as lead artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[20]
US Alt.
[21]
US Dance
[22]
AUS
[23]
BEL (FL)
[24]
CAN
[25]
FRA
[26]
ITA
[27]
"Drinkee" 2016 42 43 Soft Animals
"Hey Lion"[28]
"Awoo"[29]
"Matadora"[30]
"Déjà Vu Affair"[31]
"Johny"[32] 2017 Treehouse
"Greed"[33] Non-album single
"Fuck They"[34] Treehouse
"Best Friend"
(featuring Nervo, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno)[35]
81 15 5 10 61 86
"Energia"[37]
"Baby I'm a Queen"[38] 2018
"Batshit"[39] 22 47
"That's It (I'm Crazy)"[40] 16 67 Non-album singles
"Energia (Parte 2)"[41]
(with Pabllo Vittar)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDermott, Emily. "EXCLUSIVE TRACK PREMIERE: 'DRINKEE,' SOFI TUKKER". Interview. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ Harrington, Joe. "JOE'S NEW SONG OF THE DAY #222". JOE. Retrieved January 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Williams, Nick. "The Knocks' B-Roc Talks the Evolution of His HeavyRoc Imprint & New Signee SOFI TUKKER". Billboard. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ Golden, Zara. "SOFI TUKKER Borrow From Brazil For "Matadora"". The Fader. Retrieved January 12, 2016. 
  5. ^ "NYC Duo SOFI TUKKER Reveal Stunning 'Awoo' Video",Billboard Magazine, 6 Dec 2016
  6. ^ "Grammys 2017: The Complete List", Billboard Magazine, 6 December 2016
  7. ^ "The Incredible Jessica James". IMDb. Retrieved February 17, 2018. 
  8. ^ "FIFA 17 Soundtrack - EA SPORTS". EA Sports. September 8, 2016. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Poema de Lemiski e gravado por duo". Retrieved September 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ Ahmed, Tufayel (September 13, 2017). "What Is the Song in the iPhone X Commercial? Listen to 'Best Friend' by Sofi Tukker". Newsweek. Retrieved September 16, 2017. 
  11. ^ "FIFA 18 - Soundtrack". EA Sports. September 13, 2017. Retrieved November 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Apple iPhone 8 RED Special Edition TV commercial". Retrieved April 17, 2018. 
  13. ^ "Sofi Tukker: Soft Animals Review", Paste Magazine, 16 August 2016
  14. ^ "Sofi Tukker Treehouse", Slant Magazine, 26 March 2018
  15. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Dance/Electronic Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  16. ^ "Discografie Sofi Tukker". Ultratop. Retrieved April 20, 2018. 
  17. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Canadian Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  18. ^ "NZ Heatseeker Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. April 23, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018. 
  19. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soft-animals-ep/id1121425060
  20. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  21. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Alternative Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2018. 
  22. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved January 17, 2018. 
  23. ^ a b "Sofi Tukker Discography". Australian Charts. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  24. ^ http://www.ultratop.be/nl/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Sofi+Tukker
  25. ^ "Sofi Tukker Chart History: Canadian Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved December 28, 2017. 
  26. ^
  27. ^ "Sofi Tukker Discography". Italian Charts. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  28. ^ "Hey Lion - Single by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  29. ^ "Soft Animals - EP by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  30. ^ "Matadora - Single by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  31. ^ "Déjà Vu Affair - Single by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  32. ^ "Johny- Single by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2017. 
  33. ^ "Greed- Single by Sofi Tukker on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved February 20, 2017. 
  34. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/f-k-they-single/id1248040308
  35. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/best-friend-feat-nervo-the-knocks-alisa-ueno-single/id1279327631
  36. ^ "Sofi Tukker receive first career platinum plaque in Toronto". Retrieved May 2, 2018. 
  37. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/energia/id1306466738
  38. ^ http://diymag.com/2018/03/09/sofi-tukker-debut-album-treehouse-new-track-baby-im-a-queen-listen
  39. ^ http://trl.mtv.com/news/3072116/sofi-tukker-batshit/
  40. ^ "That's It (I'm Crazy) – Single by Sofi Tukker". iTunes Store (CA). Retrieved April 25, 2018. 
  41. ^ "Pabllo Vittar grava novo clipe em Lisboa com dupla de DJs americanos". Extra (in Portuguese). Retrieved June 26, 2018. 

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