Grammy-Nominated Electro-Pop Duo Sofi Tukker Spills on Second Nom and Award Show Superstitions
Comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, the two-time Grammy nominees chat with TooFab ahead of Music’s Biggest Night.
Musical group Sofi Tukker — comprised of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern — might just walk away from Music’s Biggest Night with a Grammy Award.
The electro-pop duo chatted with TooFab ahead of Sunday’s event to answer all our questions about plans for celebration, what it would mean to snag the W and — of course — where they would put their award.
Sophie and Tucker, who met while studying at Brown University in 2014, have been making music together ever since. They were nominated for Best Dance Recording for their debut song, "Drinkee," at the 2017 Grammys — and are hoping to take home the trophy this year for Best Dance/Electronic Album for their debut record, "Treehouse."
Here’s everything Sophie told us:
You guys received your second Grammy nom for your debut album. How do you plan to celebrate if you win?
Tucker is too superstitious to consider it right now, but we would probably throw a party. We love throwing parties and will take any excuse!
What would the win mean to you? Where would you put your Grammy?
It would be really cool to win, but we really already feel like we are winning just by getting nominated — and really just to wake up and make music every day. Again, Tucker is too superstitious to consider where to put it. Really no clue.
Who are you stoked to see perform? Is there anyone not performing that you wish would be?
Really excited to see J Balvin. We did a festival with him recently, but I went home early, so only Tucker got to see him that time.
You guys had a viral moment when Apple found your song, "Best Friend," on SoundCloud and used it to unveil the iPhone X. What are some of the pros and some of the cons of that kind of overnight success?
It really didn’t feel like overnight success. We were just on the grind touring, slowing building the band, city by city and country by country. The crowds got a bit bigger, and we started hearing our music on the radio in the U.S. But we definitely feel that we have so far to go and so much more we want to do. We are really grateful to Apple for supporting us and making this music life all the more possible!
Throughout 2018, you guys performed on ‘The Tonight Show,’ ‘Conan,’ ‘TRL’ and ‘Last Call with Carson Daly.’ What’s something from those performances that stands out to you?
Hmmm… The stages are so much smaller in real life than they seem on TV. The first time we did a TV appearance, we were really nervous. The more we do them, the more comfortable we get — kind of like everything we do!
The Grammy Awards will broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 10 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. on CBS.
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