Electronic music creative duo Sofi Tukker brings us new single and music video ‘Original Sin‘ from an upcoming sophomore album ‘Wet Tennis’, announces North American tour dates
The new single from Sofi Tukker “Original Sin” is a mantra of being kind to yourself and rejecting imposed social mores. It’s a duet that parachutes you into the center of SOFI TUKKER’s world with a juggernaut rhythm and an instantly memorable hook.
The group says, “‘Original Sin’ is the perfect way to introduce the world of WET TENNIS and it’s very emblematic of ” the freak fam”, our community. It says: we aren’t meant to be saints. We aren’t born sinners. We’re just a bunch of freaks who make mistakes and keep trying to do our best. WET TENNIS is an acronym that stands for: “when everyone tries to evolve, nothing negative is safe” and that’s what this song is all about. We live in a troubled world, it’s not our fault if we have trouble sometimes. That’s part of what makes us human. But when we evolve together and celebrate instead of judge each other, we can move through negativity into a more optimistic way of life. “
In true SOFI TUKKER fashion, they decamped to a tropical location radiating lush greens and sunlight and realized the video in Oahu, Hawaii with director Aerin Moreno and creative direction by Amber Park (Camila Cabello, Madison Beer). They wear custom WET TENNIS outfits designed by Johnny Wujek (Katy Perry, HBO’s Legendary) in the video’s very metaphorical and ecstatic tennis match.
Sofi says: “The ‘Original Sin’ video is the Garden of Eden of the WET TENNIS world. It’s a place beaming with sexual freedom and colorful possibilities. At first, we see everybody in their traditional roles, wearing all white, clapping politely, acting as one “should” during a tennis match, but as the world unfolds, we see that everyone is a freak. At the end of the video, that freakiness is liberated as we all look up to the WET TENNIS statue in the sky.
We wanted to take the traditional aspects of the tennis aesthetic and flip it on its head to make it more colorful and wild. We have a moment of Sophie in a headdress made of tennis balls. And of course–an orgy in the confessional booth, set in front of the lush Hawaiian mountains. It was so much fun to shoot this video and create this world from our bizarre imaginations into real life. We hope it invites people to take a step away from the path they think they’re supposed to be on towards one where all their desires and colors are welcomed. And we hope it puts people into a sexy state of mind. “
Their upcoming album WET TENNIS is about forward movement, optimism and positive growth, no matter what the challenge. Negativity will happen, but it won’t stick around for long when we fully embrace and flow through it. WET TENNIS is a dedication to constantly evolving and celebrating aliveness.
Wetness is excitement, the pussy, the birthplace of all creation. Wetness is mother nature, it’s movement, flow, sweat, and juice. WET TENNIS is play, and a back and forth movement. It is an approach to life as a game. It’s to be taken seriously–and not seriously at all.
The visuals take us to an abstract surreal tennis world set among lush nature elements and bright color gradients. It’s athletic and elegant. It’s loud and bright. It’s Sophie and Tucker.
This is an album made for their fans but perhaps more significantly, with them. They recorded several songs during the past two years, many with a darker tone that reflected the challenges happening. SOFI TUKKER were very intentional in choosing the songs that made the album, making a conscious decision to have it embody a healing positivity, not a shortsighted positivity that doesn’t recognize the turmoil in the world but one that helps navigate them and effect positive change.
Along with activities related to the group, Freak Fam have helped each other during this difficult time in both emotional and material ways. When many members of Freak Fam had their prom canceled and were missing the big moments in their lives, SOFI TUKKER held a virtual prom and encouraged everyone attending to wear their freakiest wares.