9:10 am - 09/22/2012

Super Good Song Alert! Tegan & Sara ~ Closer

On their new track "Closer," the indie-rock twins Tegan and Sara play with elements of dance-pop, merging synths with fleeting electronic blips and an inviting chorus that declares, "I want you close/ I won't treat you like you're typical." In the song, the duo sought to capture something undefined about young love.

"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 heartbreak," Tegan Quin tells Rolling Stone. "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."

She adds, "These relationships existed in a state of sexual and physical ambiguity. Is there anything more romantic than that?"

"Closer" is from Tegan and Sara's currently-untitled next album, set for release in January 2013. The pair is preparing to hit the road before that; they will open for the Black Keys in October, then for the Killers in November and December.

flaca 22nd-Sep-2012 12:49 am (UTC)
it's so bland but idec

glad for new t&s music

Edited at 2012-09-22 12:52 am (UTC)
imrootless 23rd-Sep-2012 03:47 pm (UTC)
The same here. I usted to love them but now I'm just sick of it. I'm still a quite fan tough. I guess I just miss the good old days. Sainthood ended for me because, honestly, I find that cd so bad.
flaca 23rd-Sep-2012 05:55 pm (UTC)
same exactly.
waggyfentoozler 22nd-Sep-2012 12:54 am (UTC)
if it was you is still my favourite album by them and nothing will ever top it. the con came pretty close, though.

but i'm excited for this album
waggyfentoozler 22nd-Sep-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
love the bass in this
last_angel 22nd-Sep-2012 01:00 am (UTC)
Literally been listening to this song all day and night.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow wheeee!
genbu_no_miko24 22nd-Sep-2012 01:05 am (UTC)

I still like their collabo with Tiesto.
reunionfan 22nd-Sep-2012 01:45 am (UTC)
thank youu!
soft_volume 22nd-Sep-2012 02:12 am (UTC)
thank you :D
wickedground 22nd-Sep-2012 01:24 am (UTC)
Loved it, even my 16 month old daughter was dancing lol
gryffindormom 22nd-Sep-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I do love this and Body Work...but I also hope theres more old school sounding stuff from them. Though, they can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
deearem 22nd-Sep-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
I like this a lot
symphonicdream 22nd-Sep-2012 01:39 am (UTC)
tbh I'd make out to this if it meant I was making out with a cute chick
mickeymouse 22nd-Sep-2012 02:57 am (UTC)
nice icon
flaca 22nd-Sep-2012 05:41 am (UTC)
ughhhh my love life is soo lacking lately so ia
stokez 22nd-Sep-2012 07:15 am (UTC)
i am megan rapinoe (not really) and i approve this message.
melissa_ivory 22nd-Sep-2012 03:58 am (UTC)
LOVE IT, like everything they do.
velvetunicorn 22nd-Sep-2012 04:09 am (UTC)
i like it!
toilandblood 22nd-Sep-2012 05:42 am (UTC)
I love Tegan and Sara but this is too dancey for me.. :/
dolce_piccante 22nd-Sep-2012 06:09 am (UTC)
love them and i really like this song. they're great live too.
marmar627 22nd-Sep-2012 06:24 am (UTC)
Love the chorus and bridge, not so sure about the rest of the song. But I'm so excited because I'm gonna see them again when they open for the Killers (I've been stanning for them for eight years and yet I've never seen them live!) and omg I have tickets <3
ultra_obscene84 22nd-Sep-2012 06:32 am (UTC)
Loving this <3.
ariotstays21 22nd-Sep-2012 05:22 pm (UTC)
Nothing tops So Jealous and The Con tbh
imrootless 23rd-Sep-2012 03:48 pm (UTC)

And nothing is worse than Sainthood. Not even Superstar.
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