With their eighth album, Love You to Death, out Friday, boasting at least one viable Song of the Summer contender — not to mention some of the the year’s best songs, full stop — the Quin twins find themselves in rare territory.
They’ve graduated from emo heartthrobs to queer influencers to pop songwriting elite without ever losing momentum.
It still feels the same performing it now, though obviously, we’ve updated it.
Our musical director suggested doing it on piano, and it really transports me back to the first few times we played it live.
So when something sticks in your head, it’s like, stop the presses, you gotta get that down.
I remember standing in the back alley in Echo Park singing the hook into her phone, and I was like, “Oh my God, either we have to go home or I have to keep this familiar.” I didn’t get a chance to record the song while I was in L.
Even though it’s not technically a Tegan and Sara song, I chose this because it was the first time Sara and I collaborated on a song that got released into the world.