‘WET TENNIS’ Deployment Gets More Sassy – See Sofi Tukker’s ‘Kakee’ Visual
by: Rachel Narozniak
April 2, 2022
A fondness for persimmons, Brazilian Portuguese and an accelerated pace. These are the pitfalls of Sofi Tukker’s latest idiosyncratic, “Kakee.” Surface as third WET TENNIS Previewing to arrive ahead of the second LP’s April 29 deadline, the follow-up to “Original Sin” and “Forgive Me” is an ode to the persimmon fruit, with roots in poetry.
“[Sophie Hawley-Weld] had been talking about her obsession with persimmons for a long time, so she and Chacal (the Brazilian poet who we did a lot of songs with) wrote a poem about them,” said SOFI TUKKER’s Tucker Halpern.
A shift in art form (from poetry to musical production) results in the original audiovisual experience that is “Kakee”. Shot at Kualoa Park in Hawaii, the video taps into the conceptual humidity that Sofi Tukker detailed in her February album-focused interview with dancing astronaut. The accompaniment is sassy and suggestive, a delightfully exaggerated translation of a piece that exists somewhere outside of genre classification. “We started as a techno track, then with the guitar it really took a turn. No idea what kind it is. We just know we love it,” Sofi Tukker said.
There’s always been something elusive about Sofi Tukker’s sound, and that hallmark holds true on “Kakee,” now streaming everywhere via Ultra Records.
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