Dynamic duo, Sofi Tukker, has taken the world by storm since the release of their debut EP, Soft Animals, in 2016. Since then, they have been nominated for a Grammy for Best Dance Recording and have released several contagious singles that have undoubtedly built our anticipation for their forthcoming debut full length album, Treehouse. Released on April 13th, their highly anticipated LP has already created a buzz with singles “Baby I’m A Queen”, “Batshit”, and “That’s It (I’m Crazy)”. On the cusp of their album release and world tour, which kicks off on April 18th, they have already received well-deserved recognition, landing a placement for recently released single, “Batshit”, in a high profile commercial. This kind of hype prior to the Treehouse release is undoubtedly a sign of big things to come for this superstar duo!
With a string of praise from the blogosphere accompanying them, Sofi Tukker is ready to hit the road and celebrate the release of Treehouse! We had the absolute pleasure of speaking with them leading into the Treehouse release and tour, and we are so excited to share our discussion with them here today!
Michelle Miears: So we are on the cusp of the release of your debut full length album, Treehouse, which will be available on April 13th! What was the biggest difference that you noticed when creating this body of work, vs. your self-released debut EP, Soft Animals? Was your creative process any different this time around?
Sofi Tukker: We are much quicker at making decisions now than when we made Soft Animals because we know ourselves better and we are better at collaborating with each other. We are expressing a whole different set of life experiences this time, too. We know what we like and what we don’t like and we experimented with a lot of ourselves.
There are songs with more song-like structures, art pieces, aggressive songs, subdued songs, dramatic ones, and outrageous ones! We made it while we were on the road and always moving and being inspired by different people and places, whereas Soft Animals we mostly made while in New York before we even started touring!
MM: Speaking of the creative process, what was your favorite instrument or piece of gear or equipment used in the creation of Treehouse?
ST: Hmmm…probably Tucker’s voice!
MM: I’ve listened to the singles that have been released so far, “Batshit” and “Baby I’m A Queen”, and I absolutely love these tracks! Which song are you most excited about on the new album and why?
ST: We are excited about all of them! Honestly! They are all our babies and we can’t choose favorites. It just depends what mood you’re in. “The Dare” and “Benadryl” for a chill mood, “My Body Hurts”, “Johny” and “Baby I’m a Queen” for a more aggressive mood, “Fuck They” and “Batshit” for an outrageous mood, “Good Time Girl”, “Best Friend” and “Energia” for a light mood…take your pick!
MM: What are your hopes for the new album? Is there a message that you hope to share with the world through Treehouse?
ST: Treehouse is about the childhood spirit of play. We want our music to be like that magical, welcoming place from childhood, where you go to escape with your friends and make your own rules together. Treehouse is about grown children who lift each other up, inspire each other, encourage each other, and play together. Everything is fair game and all aspects of our selves are accepted. Everyone shines, everyone is invited, and you are free to be any way and anyone you want to be.
MM: Your world tour kicks off on April 18th! What are you looking forward to the most on this tour?
ST: EVERYTHING! We are especially hyped to have our openers, Kahlo and LP Giobbi, with us! It’s going to be a really fun show. We love being surrounded by friends who inspire us! Mutual admiration is the best feeling. It’s going to be a wild party every night.
The brand new LP, Treehouse, from Grammy nominated duo, Sofi Tukker, is available now on iTunes! Do not forget to catch them on their Treehouse World Tour Part 1 and to pick up tickets head to their website: HERE.