It was just very specifically what I was interested in, and the type of opportunities that I was trying to achieve for us. I wasn't like, “There should be 10,000 people.” It was just that we had always grown, every record, and I felt we had sort of, kind of, “OK, we sustained.” What I realized was that we hadn't just plateaued or sustained with our audience. But when we are playing instruments, we realize how fun it is, and how interesting it is.
If you’ve been following Tegan and Sara since their debut album, 1999’s Under Feet Like Ours, you know they’re the type to make you love them to death.
They’ve graduated from emo heartthrobs to queer influencers to pop songwriting elite without ever losing momentum.
Oh yeah, did we mention that one run-in with some LEGO-ized statue named Oscar?
They’re Western Canadians by birth, but years ago Sara Quin headed east, to live in Montréal and New York, leaving the territory left of the Continental Divide to sister Tegan.
Still, twins are twins, and 3,000 miles can’t change the fact that Tegan and Sara’s similari with Tegan Quin, who divides her time between L. and Vancouver: even though her Canadian home base would allow her to marry her longtime girlfriend, the couple has chosen not to, as a matter of principle.
But it’s just a little more slick and it’s definitely not as much of a rock band record, that’s for sure.
As an added bonus, they’ve shared some advice for songwriters."As I've gotten older, because I'm queer and because it's suddenly really apparent how deeply unfair it was that gay people couldn't get married, I've had to reassess my feelings about marriage," she said, adding her family didn't put much emphasis on the status."So now I'm asking, 'What does it mean, historically and culturally?"'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.But the twist is that I, personally, don't want to be married," she continued.