1. When did you decide that making music was the career you wanted?
During our senior year of college, actually during the final week.
2. Who are your musical influences?
Sophie brings the Brazilian influences (Tom Jobim, João Gilberto, Gilberto Gil…) and West African influences (Habib Koite & Bamada, Amadou & Miriam…). Tucker brings the house influences – but also grew up listening to all sorts of music, from rap to rock.
3. How would you describe your sound?
“World influenced dance music”? But “world music” is a very broad term… it just means using sounds and making production choices that aren’t usually in the dance music lexicon.
4. Do you plan on going on a nationwide tour anytime soon?
Yes but we aren’t allowed to talk about it yet haha.
5. What is your favorite part about making music together?
We love being in the studio, we love being in the club, we love being on stage… we’re just happy to be doing what we’re doing, we love it all.
6. I understand that you two met while in college. Has making music together strengthened your friendship?
We were making music together before we were really friends. Luckily we ended up liking each other.
7. If you had to describe your EP/music in one word, what would it be?
8. What music are you currently listening to on your iPod?
Sophie is only listening to Rodrigo Amarante right now. Tucker is on a strictly SOFI TUKKER diet.
9. What was the inspiration behind your song ‘Drinkee’?
The lyrics come from the Brazilian poet, Chacal, who Sophie had just met and collaborated with. The guitar riff happened one day in the studio, actually the first day Sophie held an electric guitar. Drinkee was the first song we made together; it’s our genesis song.
10. What do you want new fans to know about you as a group, or your music?
When you are listening to our music, we would like you to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves (thanks, Mary Oliver)
11. Where do you see yourselves and your career in 5 years?
Peaking, somewhere in the world.
Tucker would also like to add: when he was on the basketball team at Brown his freshman year, he scored 26 points against you guys. But you still won.