After a week of dropping hints about their new album, Tegan and Sara officially announced their 8th studio LP and unveiled the album cover art.
Their new album, titled “Love You to Death”, is due out on 3rd June, while the first single is expected to arrive on 8th April. That is the same day fans are able to start pre-ordering the LP.
The Canadian sisters have not put out a new record since 2013’s big pop move, “Heartthrob”, a fun-infused nod to heartache that saw the duo venturing into pop territory. “Love You to Death” reunites the Quin twins with producer Greg Kurstin, who produced the majority of the songs on their last album and has previously worked with Adele, Sia, and Charli XCX.
Since the release of “Heartthrob”, the band’s highest charting album to date, Tegan and Sara have been able to enjoy mainstream success after sharing the stage with mega pop stars like Katy Perry and Taylor Swift.
“Our mainstream success created a vast valley between us and them [the fans]. As much as it might have made it seem like we were selling out, what we were really doing was stepping up and we were pushing our way in to a world that did not have anything representing us,” Tegan told Rolling Stone.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 10, 2016
In recent years, Tegan and Sara also collaborated with comedy collective The Lonely Island on “Everything is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”, which was nominated for an Oscar under the “Best Original Song” category.
Although the sisterly duo have been rather tight-lipped about the album’s music direction, we’re hoping (based on the artwork’s cool eye makeup) that there is going to be more synthpop cuts like “Closer”, “I Was a Fool”, and “Now I’m All Messed Up”.
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) March 11, 2016