“I just want back in your head,” goes the chorus of the first single.
“I want to draw you a floorplan of my head and heart,” begins the song “Floorplan.”Buzzing guitars, plinking pianos, and skittish drum beats—both real and electronic—help to convey the hopes, fears and anxieties that come from trying to connect through love.
weaves a tapestry of the sisters’ relationships—with previous and current lovers, with friends, and with each other.
The “you” of the title is ubiquitous and anonymous throughout the 10-track record, appearing in song titles like “B/W/U” (Be With You) and “U-Turn.” The “you” is a composite; it’s everyone, including ,” Tegan says with excitement at the beginning of our phone interview.
In 1997, they used their school's recording studio to record two demo albums: Who's in Your Band? In 1998, they won Calgary's "Garage Warz" competition, using the studio time they won to record their first professional demo, Yellow tape, which was followed by Orange tape and Red tape.
In 1999, they released their debut album Under Feet Like Ours independently under the name "Sara and Tegan" with producer Jared Kuemper.
“We’re grateful for the covers, and we’re grateful for support from the queer community in general,” Sara says.Our fan base, which has followed us over the years, has changed and evolved, but overall we still have a really strong, central queer fan base.” Like all their albums, tells a story. I think that with us, 10 songs, or 35 minutes, is a good amount of time to tell the next part of our story.” This time around, the story begins with the first single, “Boyfriend,” which, Tegan confesses, is one of Sara’s songs about falling in love with a straight girl.“Each record is a chapter in the story of Tegan and Sara,” Sara says. The chorus echoes the heartache of countless lesbians who have been through the same cycle: is the day they released a pointedly tongue-in-cheek video for “Boyfriend.” They called on some rad queer women to help out: Clea Du Vall, who has been friends with the Quins for about 10 years, directed the video. Designer Rachel Antonoff (sister of musician Jack Antonoff) was the creative director.Two songs from Red tape appeared on the album, and two from Orange tape.They later changed their name to "Tegan and Sara" because people thought they were a solo act named "Sara Antegan." The new name was more memorable and their first album was later reprinted under the name Tegan and Sara.