Dance-pop linchpins Sofi Tukker have a well-documented affinity for Brazilian culture, welcoming soca and bossa nova grooves into their hooky electro-pop.
Now, they’ve revitalized last year’s “Energia” with an assist from the almighty Brazilian drag queen Pabllo Vitar. “Energia (Parte 2) was officially released Friday (Sept. 14) via Ultra Music, with an energetic visual to boot.
True to its name, “Energia (Parte 2)” is filled with live-wire energy, as a jittery, drum-and-bass production is infused with the traditional Bolivian charango. Lead singer Sophie Hawley-Weld’s insistent rallying cries for energy are balanced by Vittar, who doesn’t miss a beat on her sultry guest verse.
The heart-racing visual, directed by Scheme Engine, stays true to the ethos of “Energia,” which is set against the natural, old-world beauty of Lisbon. It’s total sensory overload, though, as they zoom through an assortment of flamingo backdrops, the ornate National Pantheon, and a bright-red convertible, all looking extra-glamorous in glitter and bright primary hues.
Sofi Tukker’s embarking on a month-long tour through Europe and the United States, kicking off in Zurich on Friday night. Check out tour dates below:
Watch the hyperactive video for “Energia” below:
9/14 Zurich, Switzerland @ Harterei Club
9/16: Manchester, UK @ Gorilla
9/17 London, UK @ Koko
9/18 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg
9/19 Paris, France @ Cabaret Sauvage
9/21 Ithaca, NY @ Cayuga Sound
9/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park LeFrak Center
9/23 Las Vegas, NV @ Life Is Beautiful
9/27 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
9/28 San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theatre
9/29-9/30: San Diego, CA @ CRSSD Festival
10/1 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
10/4 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
10/5 Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn w/ Ikebe Shakedown
10/6 Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10/9 St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room
10/10 Nashville, TN @ Basement East
10/11 Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
10/13 Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Stage AE
10/16 Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/17 Albany, NY @ Lucky Strike Social
10/18 Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Casino
10/21 Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA
10/24 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/26-10/28: New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival
11/10 Miami, FL @ HOC Festival