and performing on the road with bands such as the Black Keys and the Killers.The new album ends on a curiously melancholy-yet-up-tempo note with “Shock to Your System”—a track that the band has shared with us exclusively, below. which resulted in a bit of cabin fever.” The lyrics, she says, are “an interior dialogue between the part of me that was transfixed by my loneliness and the other part of me that was ready to get over it.” To match the feeling of the lyrics, she then looked for sounds that were “queasy or off-kilter.” The resulting track, as Sara hears it, has a “discordant” spirit, but “Shock to Your System” certainly inspires any listener to get up and go.Heartbreak may not have escaped this album, but it takes a backseat to recalling the excitement of that first teen crush.At two sold-out shows at the Beacon Theatre in New York this week, over 2,000 people danced against their seats, nearly every song echoed back word-for-word. AKA The novel the girls and Emy always imagined The Con to be. There is simply no way to comfort someone who has lost their soulmate. 1 from Emy's POV, ch.2 from Sara and possibly Tegan. Each chapter is explicitly inspired by direct lyrics from it's corresponding song.Early 2007, while recording The Con, Tegan dated another girl whose name I don't know. She casts a spell stronger than Quins (in my opinion) though they have their own magicks bound up in words that charm and melt your heart away. She just fucking smiles at you and it's like the world drops away and golden light pours down from above and you feel like "this smile is for you and you alone, you are safe and warm and loved". Dear everyone who reads this Q A, I was forwarded a lot of questions about my personal relationship this month and since the questions were all pretty much about one thing I've decided to write you back all together.Then summer of 2007 Tegan started dating Teresa, until the spring of 2008 when they broke up and Tegan started dating Lindsey soon after that. She just fucking smiles at you and it's like the world drops away and golden light pours down from above and you feel like "this smile is for you and you alone, you are safe and warm and loved". I am NOT engaged nor am I getting married anytime soon! Although I have been in a serious relationship for many years now and love my partner very much I don't see marriage as an option.
Yet the sisters were gregarious and charismatic, bantering comically between songs, and grateful to headline the same venue where they had played ten years earlier, only at that time, as the opening act.
For 13 years Tegan and Sara have been unraveling the acute pain of heartbreak through moody indie rock.
Now on their seventh album, Heartthrob, the pixie-like Canadian twins have shifted gears and brought their fans an album that feels distinctly more playful.
THE CON deconstructed into a story as we watch the girls create their 2007 album.
This contradiction between their personalities and the complex relationship they had made them who they are today, shaped their music into a form of inner monologue between two people trying to reach each other despite the difficulties surrounding them.