SOFI TUKKER invite you into their “Fantasy” with their new single and
video which are the first taste of the next phase of the group following the
international success of their debut album Treehousewhich culminated in their second GRAMMY
nomination, performance at the GRAMMY
AwardsPremiere Ceremony, and the gold certification of “Best Friend” in the US last month.
In only a few whirlwind years, their music has taken unexpected
daredevil turns amassing a passionate fan base across the world moved by the
freedom and joy in their songs and their ecstatic live performances. The
anthemic “Fantasy” has been an
audience favourite at those rapturous live shows. The lyrics and vocal delivery
are intimate and introspective revealing a defiant vulnerability that speaks to
how SOFI TUKKER
have evolved as people and artists since their debut.
Sonically, their egalitarian and global view of music has
transcended borders and on “Fantasy”
they have achieved a temporal quality
by collaging elements of the 90s
Euro-pop classics that captivated them with their decidedly modern view of
dancemusic. The group will be giving some more sneak peaks of things to come
and the next phase of their work at Coachella, just ahead of their world tour
which will take them across five continents.
SOFI TUKKER enlisted Charles Todd (Scheme Engine) for the resplendent and lush “Fantasy” video that brings the song’s
themes to life through jaw-dropping landscapes and adventurous styling.
“Once you have built up a whole imagination about somebody (or
something), you may think you have to risk your life and put all your energy
into achieving it. But then when you get there, it’s not what you thought it
was at all. In the end, it’s all about the journey. That’s what the video is
about: we are on a journey to realize our fantasies, and we have to overcome
obstacles to get there, but when we finally reach the goal, we instantly get
transported to another world. “ says SOFI TUKKER.
“We wanted the styling to reflect that we are on a completely
different planet. We wanted it to mesh with the crazy colors of the fantasy
world we created. Everything about the styles and colors and textures all
contributes to building this other world.
We filmed the video in one of our favourite places in the world: Mexico. Mexico has a special meaning for us. It’s one of the first places we ever played and we really resonate with the people and the landscape. We got to go with some of our favourite people and filmmakers, Scheme Engine. We have been working with them a lot recently and they know us really well, so the whole process was collaborative and fun. Also, really physically challenging. WE DO ALL OUR OWN STUNTS!! The funniest part of the acting was probably Tucker flailing around in the water yelling “Sophie! Save me! Sophie!” We had to yell “act less” a lot at Tucker :P.”