In advance of their upcoming album WET TENNIS, pop duo SOFI TUKKER releases ”Forgive Me”, one of the albums meditations on resilience, radical self-acceptance, and joy.
“‘Forgive Me’ is about forgiving yourself for the worst thing you’ve ever done, and forgiving another for the harm they caused you, which is the ultimate surrender,” shares the duo.
“It’s about loving someone so much that you will let them hate you if that’s what they need to do to move on, and hoping that one day, the person will come to forgiveness on their own.”
The band wrote the song with one of their favorite artists, the legendary Mahmut Orhan, and were heavily influenced by Mahmut’s Turkish roots. “His orchestration really heightens the drama and raw emotion of the song, and is evocative of longing,” explains SOFI TUKKER.
The music video for the track is about the journey of losing oneself and then ultimately coming home to oneself:
“Sophie starts off in what feels like a straight jacket, struggling against herself, and then the troubled part of herself gets let loose. She spends the rest of the video trying to find herself again and comes across Tucker and Mahmut who help her.”