Some songs bubble and blip like long-lost Missing Persons outtakes, some slither icy-blue, a la vintage Depeche Mode. My life was completely drama-free, I was really healthy, and I had a ton of time to myself to write, go to therapy, grocery shop.Then, there’s the seemingly shocking subject matter: romantic breakup of a most scarlet, soul-draining sort, in “Goodbye, Goodbye,” “I Was a Fool,” “Now I’m All Messed up,” “How Come You Don’t Want me,” and the sinister, thumping closer (and perfect album summary) “Shock to Your System.” “But you know what’s so funny? Things were just right in my world.” Where on Earth did a bad thing—and when I go back and start looking at relationships or break-ups and deconstructing that, it doesn’t matter if I’m in a happy place or a sad place.A word of warning for any fans of folk-rocking Canadian kittens Tegan and Sara—nothing in their moody, ethereal catalog will prepare you for their upcoming seventh set Heartthrob.We caught up with Sara Quin to talk about the newfound sound they've gravitated towards (synths and keyboards!
That’s not what the song is about, so it needs to be preserved and protected." But with Greg, I didn’t feel any of those hesitations. " And we’re very cognizant of the ‘80s influence that probably happened very early on in our development, when we were kids.
Two songs from Red tape appeared on the album, and two from Orange tape.