by Caroline D'Arcy Gorman
DRØME alumnus SOFI TUKKER penned the perfect dance tune to give the middle finger to anyone trying to tell them what to do with new song and music video, “Fuck They”. Since the duo’s release of hit single “Drinkee” in 2015, planet SOFI TUKKER has exploded with color, the songs themselves taking on a new biting tone as the band grows bigger and bolder.
The increased outspokenness “Soft Animals” has become more apparent with tracks like “Greed” (released on President’s Day) and now, “Fuck They,” a fast paced single opening with “I don’t give a fuck about THEY”. With “Fuck They”, the duo fights back against restrictive administrators and all those telling us who we should be and what we should do. In the wake of recent statements from the US government regarding Transgender individuals serving in the armed forces, this “F U” to the man could not be here at a better time.
Enter the world SOFI TUKKER in the video above, they say all the things that you wish you could say to the Administration.
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.