Twin sisters Tegan And Sara have been singer-songwriting indie pop gems for years now, and although they’ve been hinting at a genre shift with their previous two albums, their latest album is where they’ve finally gone and traded in their guitars for synthesizers. Yes, Heartthrob is a full on synth-pop album, but that doesn’t mean the girls have lost any of their ability to weasel their way into my heart. Lead single “Closer” is a hell of a karaoke jam, but “I Was A Fool” is my favorite moment of the album. Tegan tells us that familiar story of being completely unable to do what your brain is telling you when your heart is in charge while Sara occasionally drops by to lend a backup voice. Those 3rd and 4th “I was a fooooool’s” in the chorus totally peak out like none other. Don’t worry about the haters ladies, you can genre-hop all you want. Your true fans aren’t going anywhere.
Reliving my youth with Tegan and Sara’s videos. can’t believe I grew up on their music and we’re all grown up now. They’re in their 30s and I’m late 20s. Time flies, and at least I had good tunes to fly with :)
I nearly die every time I see photos from their set at Amoeba Music in Berkeley in March 2010 because the only thing that separated me from their glory was the India CD section. haha. SUCH a good performance. Literally the ONLY live versions of ANY music I have in my iTunes. I love a well-behaved crowd of 200 Tegan and Sara obsessed fans. :)