New Music | Chat With Sofi Tukker About “Johny”
Photo: Bekka Gunther
Sofi Tukker‘s breakout year ended with a bang, earning a surprise Grammy nomination for “Best Dance Recording.
Now, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern (Sofi and Tukker, get it?) are back at in 2017 with a banging new single “Johny” that they premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats One (listen to it below).
Here’s what they had to say about the new song, “This was the first time we ever experimented with a slightly darker, rougher aesthetic and we feel like it shows a new side of ourselves that still feels authentically like us. The lyrics are interpreted from a Brazilian poem by the poet, Paulo Leminski, who Sophie has been a big fan of for a long time! We are really excited to share this with the world!”
To support the new single, which is also featured in EA Sports’ FIFA 17 video game, the dance duo has launched a “Johny” hotline (+1-866-HI-JOHNY (1-866-445-6469) encouraging fans to call in to enter for a chance to chat with Sophie and Tucker (insider tip: your best chance to chat with them are on Fridays between 5:30 – 6PM EST) or win select prizes.
Sofi Tukker are also bringing their global sound around the US with a headline tour kicks that includes a hometown show in Brooklyn at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. See below for the full tour schedule.
Sofi Tukker Tour Dates*:
*More dates TBA
Feb 10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Feb 17 – Sydney, Australia @ Oxford Art Factory
Feb 18 – Melbourne, Australia @ Howler
Mar 10 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel Underground
Mar 11 – Toronto, ON @ The Drake Hotel Underground
Mar 12 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Mar 18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
Mar 19 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Mar 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5
Mar 23 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
Mar 24 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Mar 25 – Rockland, ME @ The Farnsworth Museum
Mar 29 – Boston, MA @ Middle East (Upstairs)
Mar 30 – Hamden, CT @ The Ballroom
Mar 31 – Providence, RI @ Aurora
Apr 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Apr 23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella
Jul 29 – New York, NY @ Panorama Festival