Thursday, September 20th 2012
News: Tegan And Sara
RollingStone premiered Closer this morning, which is the lead single from Tegan And Sara’s forthcoming seventh studio album, currently set for a January 2013 release.
Sara Quinn calls the song her ‘let’s get it on’ track, but as Tegan clarified for Rolling Stone. “…Although I do imagine that this would be an okay song to make out to, all I intended was to write something sweet that reminded the listener of a time before sex, complicated relationships, drama and heart break. In short, I was writing about my youth. A time when we got closer by linking arms and walking down our school hallway or talked all night on the telephone about every thought or experience we’d ever had. It wasn’t necessarily even about hooking up or admitting your feelings back then. In fact, that rarely happened. It was the anticipation of something maybe happening that was truly exciting and satisfying. We were perpetually getting closer, yet we rarely got physical with one another, if ever. These relationships existed in a state of sexual and physical ambiguity. Is there anything more romantic than that?”
On the new album, the gals worked with Greg Kurstin (The Shins, Lily Allen, Sia), Mike Elizondo (Regina Spektor, Mastodon, Rilo Kiley), and Justin Meldal-Johnsen (Nine Inch Nails, Beck, M83).