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Sofi Tukker Takes the Lead in New Single “Batshit

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In celebration of their debut album, Treehouse, out April 13th, Sofi Tukker have released a new single “Batshit” which debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats1 program  and is now available on all streaming services.

“This song is Tucker’s debut as the lead vocalist. We are introducing him as exactly what he is: Batshit Crazy. It’s as ridiculous and colorful as he is. And we love it,” says the duo. The group’s sense of humor underscores the tracks playful and seductive electro. Pre-order TreeHouse here

Check out the new music video for “Baby I’m A Queen.” Steeped in raucous guitars and anthemic lyricism, the track is a full-blown hands in the air tune that’s ready to jump start your weekend. The song was written about embracing tumultuousness and vulnerability. “Just because you are vulnerable, doesn’t mean you have to let yourself be belittled or infantilized (why is “baby” the default nickname?)” the band says of the song. “We are strong and empowered because we cry, because we desire, and because of what is chaotic about us. This song is about standing up as strong and powerful, because of that courage to share ourselves. It’s about being both a baby and a queen at the same time.​​​​​​​”

Filmed in Miami and directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Pussy Riot, Cold War Kids, Kevin Morby, Avicii, Rita Ora), the clip opens in a rigid kids beauty pageant before everyone lets loose and embraces the freedom to be themselves.

“Kids have a natural ability to be creative, chaotic, and totally all embracing of every part of themselves. When we grow older, we are taught to button up, quiet down, fit in, and compare ourselves to ideals. We are inspired by the kids who haven’t been taught to color in the lines yet. Beauty pageants teach kids that being beautiful is a competition and that in order to succeed, you have to be a specific kind of perfection. In this video, we are flipping that narrative and letting the kids define their own beauty standards. We have so much to learn from them. It feels especially relevant right now, as kids take over the American imagination and more people realize how much we have to learn from them, even about politics and common decency. By the end of the video, we stop being judges and instead, we let the kids take charge. We all get messy and playful together. Covered in paint, laughing, and fooling around together, that’s when we are the most beautiful. We made this video with Philip Lopez, who inspires us by directing in that spirit of playfulness. What if instead of adults being infantilized (“why do you call me baby?”) we exalt the wisdom of the kids? Baby, you’re a Queen.”

“Baby I’m A Queen” follows the pair’s international hit “Best Friend,”  which has been smashing the radio charts hitting #1 on Dance radio, #16 on Alternative, #18 on Pop, and #29 on Hot AC. 

Sofi Tukker recently announced the first part of the Treehouse World Tour in support of their debut full-length Treehouse. The 10-track album includes previously released singles “Energia” and “Fuck They” and presents SOFI TUKKER fully formed after a Grammy nomination, countless months on the road touring, and their enduring fervently positive spirit.  It also features the international smash “Best Friend” and “Baby I’m a Queen”which had its television debut on Conan.  The Treehouse World Tour which kicks off in Washington DC on April 18th. All tickets on sale now via sofitukker.com/tour.

Check Out – – 

Sofi Tukker performs “Baby I’m A Queen” on CONAN

Sofi Tukker performs “Best Friend” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Sofi Tukker performs “Best Friend” on TRL

 

Sofi Tukker – Treehouse LP Tracklist:

Fuck They
Energia
Benadryl
Batshit
Good Time Girl (feat. Charlie Barker)
Johny
My Body Hurts
The Dare
Baby I’m A Queen
Best Friend (feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)

Sofi Tukker Tour Dates:

4/18: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club

4/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

4/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel (SOLD OUT)

4/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Schimanski (DJ SET)

4/23: Providence, RI @ The Met

4/25: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)

4/26: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)

4/27: Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Corona (SOLD OUT)

4/27: Montreal, QC @ Newspeak (DJ SET)

4/28: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)

4/30: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop

5/1: Detroit, MI @ El Club

5/2: Chicago, IL @ Metro

5/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café

5/5: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room

5/7: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)

5/8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)

5/9: Austin, TX @ Vulcan Gas Co

5/11: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

5/12: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf

5/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom

5/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)

5/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre

5/18: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater

5/20: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

5/21: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom

5/22: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom

5/23-5/28: Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival

5/26 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

5/27: San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park

6/7: Tel Aviv, Israel @ Hangar 11

6/8-6/9: Kaltenberg, Germany @ PULS Open Air

6/29: St. Gallen, Switzerland @ OpenAir Festival

7/11-7/14: Bern, Switzerland @ Gurtenfestival

7/13: Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival

7/27: Moscow, Russia @ Park Live Festival

8/11: Budapest, Hungary @Sziget Festival

8/11-8/12: Buftea, Romania @ Summerwell Festival

8/17: Kiewet, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival

8/17-8/19: Biddinghuizen, Netherlands @ Lowlands Festival

9/8: Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza

9/21-9/22: Ithaca, NY @ Cayuga Sound Festival

 

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