Tegan And Sara Set To Release New Album ‘Crybaby’

Canadian duo Tegan and Sara are set to release their tenth studio album, ‘Crybaby’, this October.

Tegan And Sara - Image © Eluvier Acosta

The next single from the project, ‘Yellow’, is out now. The music video is directed by Mark Myers, playfully paying homage to Coldplay’s video for their 2000 song of the same name.

“This was the first time where, while we were still drafting our demos, we were thinking about how the songs were going to work together,” Tegan says of the album. “It wasn't even just that Sara was making lyric changes or reorganising the parts to my songs, it was that she was also saying to me, ‘This song is going to be faster,’ or ‘It's going to be in a different key.’ But Sara effectively improves everything of mine that she works on.”

“Maybe I am the renovator,” Sara says. “I’m the house-flipper of the Tegan and Sara band.”



Sara talks about ‘Yellow’.

“[‘Yellow’] was written after we began to take steps to heal the bruises we have both carried with us since adolescence and early adulthood – wounds that never quite healed right and flare up seasonally, sending us spiralling backward in time. Are we doomed to remain forever 15, breaking up and breaking apart? I hope not.” She adds that the video “was shot in Vancouver, a city that didn’t feel big enough to hold us both when we arrived here the first time. 22 years later, we’re back, calling it home.”

Tegan and Sara have used music as a way of storytelling for 20 years. They’ve built an empire of TV, books, newsletters and public service outside of music, and in 2016, the duo created The Tegan And Sara Foundation, fighting for health, economic justice and representation for LGBTQIA+ girls and women.

‘Crybaby’ is out 21 October.

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