Exclusive Song Premiere: Sofi Tukker Cuts Loose With an Ode to Profanity

Nearly a year ago, Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, a twin behind a electronic dance outfit Sofi Tukker, visited a musician Jake Shears, a former frontman of Scissor Sisters, during his home in Los Angeles. Though Halpern now remembers a arise as a initial time they met Shears, they contingency have strike it off: They finished adult essay an off-the-cuff, early chronicle of their new strain “F— They,” that premieres exclusively here on W.

Halpern and Hawley-Weld were in a Antibes, uninformed off an coming on a row deliberating “independence and creativity” alongside director Lee Daniels during a Cannes Lions festival when we connected over Skype to plead a lane in late June. “He’s this unequivocally awesome, eccentric, humorous guy,” Halpern pronounced of Shears. “We were only like, ‘Let’s make this weird, fun thing.’” The ensuing demo was “real old-school,” Halpern added, and “really goofy,” Hawley-Weld said. “There were lines about broccoli and—”

“—wigs,” Halpern finished. But after that initial session, Halpern and Hawley-Weld tabled a song. “It’s opposite than anything else we have created before since of Jake’s influence,” Hawley-Weld said. “It was tongue-in-cheek and kind of nonsensical in a approach that was new to us.”

They revisited “F— They” several months later, dismantling it, preserving a call-and-response carol of “I don’t give a f— about they,” “Who’s they?” “Who gives a f— about they?” “Who’s they?” and a witty spirit, and reassembling a strain into a some-more recognizably Sofi Tukker track.

“The whole grounds is ‘f— they’—the people that are perplexing to reason us behind from being who we are, being ourselves unequivocally loudly,” Hawley-Weld explained. “The profanity’s even partial of it.” (The New York-based twin are eccentric artists and, as they forked out, labels competence be reticent towards putting out a profanity-laced lead single. “They” have also speedy Sofi Tukker to interpret their Portuguese tracks, to tinge down their wardrobe, to “dictate a creativity,” Hawley-Weld said.)

Still, “F— They” outlines a depart from a sound Sofi Tukker determined on their initial EP, 2016’s Soft Animals. On their debut, a span synthesizes a graphic mix of Portuguese lyrics, bossa nova rhythms, bongo drum beats, and electronic synthesizers and drum lines; “Drinkee,” a lane they wrote as seniors during Brown University, and for that they warranted their initial Grammy assignment late final year, adapts a lyrics from a Brazilian producer Chacal.

Hawley-Weld described “F— They” as a “thesis statement” for their arriving releases. “The subsequent organisation of songs we’ve been operative on really have a cheekier edge,” she said. “They’re sassier,” Halpern added.

At a Coachella festival progressing this year, Sofi Tukker reunited with Shears onstage to perform “F— They.”

“Writing about it and removing to repeat it each time we perform is a absolute thing,” Hawley-Weld said. “Whenever we perform this song, it’s only so overjoyed to contend a words.”

Try it: F— they. Who’s they, anyway?

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