June 11th, 2021 – Singapore – After years of uncertainty including label disputes, unpaid royalties and a surprise (and successful) album drop, illuminati hotties has arrived and is ready to make some noise. The project of producer/writer Sarah Tudzin, her new album ‘Let Me Do One More’ is three years in the making and is Tudzin’s most defiant and accomplished record to date. To celebrate the announcement of the album, illuminati hotties has released the vibrant, clever, and undeniably fun “Pool Hopping”. Fans can stream the song and pre-order the album here: smarturl.it/LetMeDoOneMore
“It’s POOL HOPPING SUMMER,” says Tudzin. “I’m so stoked to have grilled up a splashy new song & music video (directed by Katie Neuhof) to soundtrack your wettest & wildest parties to date. This track is for when it’s hot, you’re crushing on someone new, and your adventure senses are tingling. Come on in, the water’s fine!!!”
Earlier this year Tudzin teased new music with “MMMOOOAAAAAYAYA”, a song which received widespread critical acclaim including Pitchfork’s Best New Track status, but nothing has come easy for Tudzin who’s talent for songwriting is only matched by her technical ability and production experience.
After the success of her debut album, ‘Kiss Yr Frenemies’ and coining the term “tenderpunk,” illuminati hotties were on their way to recording and releasing a highly-anticipated sophomore album. However, things with their previous label started to fall apart, and illuminati hotties found themselves stuck in a contract with a label who didn’t have the infrastructure to put out the album the band had been crafting for months. “It felt like any momentum came to a screeching halt. It felt painful to pick up a guitar, to write, to record any loose ends that needed to happen to wrap up the album,” Tudzin recalls.
With the emotional turmoil and uncertainty building over the label situation, Tudzin turned her focus to a new batch of songs that would become ‘FREE I.H: This Is Not the One You’ve Been Waiting For’. Funneling all the raw feelings and letting go of any inhibitions, illuminati hotties released the collection of songs, carefully not defined as the “new album.” The critically-acclaimed, fan favorite release closed the chapter on the label drama, and opened up the band musically to a whole world of possibilities.
While ‘FREE I.H.’ felt like an experimental conduit for self-expression at breakneck speed, ‘Let Me Do One More’ is the fully-realized creative vision of two years of ambition, heartache, uncertainty, redemption, and ultimately triumph. Tudzin reflects, “I love these songs and they’re a part of me and I’m proud of them.”
This IS the one you’ve been waiting for.
‘Let Me Do One More’ tracklist:
1. Pool Hopping
4. Threatening Each Other re: Capitalism
5. u v v p (feat Buck Meek)
7. Joni: LA’s No 1 Health Goth
9. Toasting (feat Alex Menne)
10. The Sway
11. Cheap Shoes