Lemonade has talked with and about SOFI TUKKER for a while. I, personally, have been on their bandwagon since the release of their debut EP, Soft Animals. And their unique brand of jungle pop music is catchy, worldly and just plain fun! And after meeting the pair at Bumbershoot earlier this month, their latest single, “Best Friend”, is an absolute treat. Having witnessed their absolute admiration for one another and undeniable on-stage chemistry, the duo of Tucker Halpern and Sofie Hawley-Weld are the definition of best friends.
With the new single, SOFI TUKKER decided to enlist some help from their friends: The Knocks, NERVO and Alisa Ueno. It gives “Best Friend” an intense and energetic vibe that is consistent with everything else that the pop duo has released. “This song is a celebration of our favorite thing ever: friendship,” the band said. “It’s about the kind of friendship where you can talk forever without anything in particular to talk about. Old friends, new friends, all friends! In the spirit of friendship, we just wanted to have some of our friends hop on a verse!”
The theme is simple, but is perfectly delivered with a heavy dose of genre-blending and a respectful mashup of cultures. It can be a difficult task to incorporate, but SOFI TUKKER finds a harmonious and brilliant way to extract the most from every note. It is a gift.
In a dedication, the band stated, “To the friends we have had long before SOFI TUKKER, the friends we have met along the way, and the friends we have not even met yet, you all make our lives so much better: this song is dedicated to all of you!”
You can pick up the latest single, “Best Friend” by SOFI TUKKER featuring NERVO, The Knocks and Alisa Ueno on iTunes now! Also feel free to check out the single on SoundCloud below!
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