Their eighth, Love You to Death, arrived this month, and it’s a summery blast of pop goodness.
“But if you’d asked me first if we have telepathy I would have said, ‘No, you’re annoying, don’t even ask the question’.” The duo from Calgary, Canada, have been making albums for 17 years now.
It’s just that they have to get past the sound.” The sound she’s referring to was captured in all its heavenly bliss when their seventh album’s first single, “Closer,” instantly aligned itself with some of the best pop songs of the mid ’90s.
We revisited that defining era in music — and even before then, when the girls were hanging New Kids on the Block posters in their bedroom — during our interview with the Quin sisters.
In middle school and high school, we loved house parties.
Our house parties then would’ve been an R-rated version of this.
We were fairly disgusting and doing things that I would be embarrassed to have on camera. A house party for me now means more than two people over and me going to the store to get wine.
It's about a relationship I had had, but I wanted it to be broad enough that you didn't have to be in the same situation as me to relate to it." Quin, who describes herself as queer, also explained a standout from titled "BWU" and sang as "Be With You." When asked whether the song was "anti-marriage," the artist laughed, saying it was instead an "anti-wedding song." "It's another example of me attempting to write a song that's supposed to be a sweet pop song but ends up darker, like 'Boyfriend,'" she said.
"'Be With You' is interesting because Tegan and I were such big advocates of the same-sex marriage movement in the United States and in Canada.