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  • Muzik First


Sofi Tukker, the electronic-pop group featuring Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, wants to have fun. Their new album "Wet Tennis" — which stands for “when everyone tries to evolve, nothing negative is safe” — is an exploration of joy crafted during the height of the pandemic. According to the duo, they were inspired to release new music after their fans, the self-titled “Freak Fam,” made a weekly virtual meeting to connect. "Wet Tennis" is the high-energy sequel to their debut record "Treehouse." In the four years since its release, Sofi Tukker has spent most of their time together, creating music and bouncing ideas back and forth as they honed their sound. “We live the exact same life as each other,” Halpern says. “We’re always together.” Halpern and Hawley-Weld talk about their new album over Zoom; the duo’s connection is evident. If they hadn’t told me their origin story — an unexpected meet-cute set in an art gallery near Brown University — I would guess they were siblings. Throughout our conversation, they finish each other's sentences, debate, circle back, and correct each other until they get their point across. It’s as if they share a brain. The genre-defying pop stars also shared dates for their 2022 world tour. The tour starts in Washington, D.C., on May 21 and continues for 17 dates throughout the US and Canada. The pre-sale for the North American leg starts February 8, with general on sale on February 11th.

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