Sofi Tukker Shares Video for “Baby I’m A Queen”

Ahead of their debut album “Treehouse,” SOFI TUKKER shares the music video for their latest single “Baby I’m A Queen.” Steeped in raucous guitars and anthemic lyricism, the track is a full-blown hands in the air tune that’s ready to jump start your weekend. The song was written about embracing tumultuousness and vulnerability. “Just because you are vulnerable, doesn’t mean you have to let yourself be belittled or infantilized (why is “baby” the default nickname?)” the band says of the song. “We are strong and empowered because we cry, because we desire, and because of what is chaotic about us. This song is about standing up as strong and powerful, because of that courage to share ourselves. It’s about being both a baby and a queen at the same time.​​​​​​​”

Filmed in Miami and directed by Phillip Lopez (Kygo, Selena Gomez, Pussy Riot, Cold War Kids, Kevin Morby, Avicii, Rita Ora), the clip opens in a rigid kids beauty pageant before everyone lets loose and embraces the freedom to be themselves.

“Kids have a natural ability to be creative, chaotic, and totally all embracing of every part of themselves. When we grow older, we are taught to button up, quiet down, fit in, and compare ourselves to ideals. We are inspired by the kids who haven’t been taught to color in the lines yet. Beauty pageants teach kids that being beautiful is a competition and that in order to succeed, you have to be a specific kind of perfection. In this video, we are flipping that narrative and letting the kids define their own beauty standards. We have so much to learn from them. It feels especially relevant right now, as kids take over the American imagination and more people realize how much we have to learn from them, even about politics and common decency. By the end of the video, we stop being judges and instead, we let the kids take charge. We all get messy and playful together. Covered in paint, laughing, and fooling around together, that’s when we are the most beautiful. We made this video with Philip Lopez, who inspires us by directing in that spirit of playfulness. What if instead of adults being infantilized (“why do you call me baby?”) we exalt the wisdom of the kids? Baby, you’re a Queen.”

“Baby I’m A Queen” follows the pair’s international hit “Best Friend,”  which has been smashing the radio charts hitting #1 on Dance radio, #16 on Alternative, #18 on Pop, and #29 on HotAC.

The track is taken from SOFI TUKKER’s forthcoming debut full-length “Treehouse,” due out April 13th.
SOFI TUKKER – Treehouse LP Tracklist:
1. Fuck They
2. Energia
3. Benadryl
4. Batshit
5. Good Time Girl (feat. Charlie Barker)
6. Johny
7. My Body Hurts
8. The Dare
9. Baby I’m A Queen
10. Best Friend (feat. NERVO, The Knocks & Alisa Ueno)
The group is currently on a South American tour that includes Festival Esteréo Picnic in Colombia and Lollapalooza Brasil this coming weekend. Be sure to catch them on their Treehouse World Tour which kicks off in Washington DC on April 18th. All tickets on sale now via sofitukker.com/tour.
SOFI TUKKER Tour Dates:
3/23: Bogota, Colombia @ Festival Estéreo Picnic
3/25: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Lollapalooza
3/27: Asuncion, Paraguay @ Asuncionico
3/28: Sao Paulo, Brazil @ Jockey Club w/ Vintage Culture
3/31: Campinas, Brazil @ Laroc (DJ set) w/ Bakermat & Chemical Surf
4/18: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/21: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
4/23: Providence, RI @ The Met
4/25: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (SOLD OUT)
4/26: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/27: Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Corona
4/28: Toronto, ON @ The Danforth Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
4/30: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
5/1: Detroit, MI @ El Club
5/2: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
5/4: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Café
5/5: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
5/7: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
5/8: Dallas, TX @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
5/9: Austin, TX @ Vulcan Gas Co
5/11: Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
5/12: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf
5/14: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)
5/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
5/18: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/20: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
5/21: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
5/22: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
5/23-5/28: Bradley, CA @ Lightning in a Bottle Festival
5/26 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
5/27: San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
6/7: Tel Aviv, Israel @ Hangar 11
6/8-6/9: Kaltenberg, Germany @ PULS Open Air
6/29: St. Gallen, Switzerland @ OpenAir Festival
7/11-7/14: Bern, Switzerland @ Gurtenfestival
7/13: Madrid, Spain @ Mad Cool Festival
7/27: Moscow, Russia @ Park Live Festival
8/11: Budapest, Hungary @Sziget Festival
8/11-8/12: Buftea, Romania @ Summerwell Festival
9/8: Berlin, Germany @ Lollapalooza
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