Indie-rockers Tegan & Sara have been on my favorites list for quite a while and I’ve been surprised they have yet to score a hit single on the US pop charts. I mean, “Back In Your Head,” “I Know I Know I Know” and “Walking With a Ghost” were all chart-worthy in my book. But it now looks as though the identical twins from Alberta, Canada may finally get that shot with a track from their forthcoming seventh album Heartthrob, due out this January.
October 26, 2012
“CLOSER”-TEGAN & SARA- Jerry Steffen’s Pick of the Week!
Working with Greg Kurstin (who just recently help put P!nk’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” into Billboard’s Top-10) — Tegan & Sara have come up with their most radio-friendly recording to date, a perfectly crafted piece-of-pop called “Closer.” Like other T&S tracks the synths are there, but not in your face… and their lyrics (about young love) come with an uptempo hook that should grab a hold of your ears not long after that first listen. (I’m guessing the way the girls twist those last syllables upwards suggest innocence. Or flirtation. Maybe both?)
Tegan Quin told Rolling Stone, “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. 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.”
Okay… your first piece of business is to get “Closer.” Next, check those Tegan & Sara tour dates as they’re opening up for the Killers this month and then the Black Keys in November and December. Now that’s a pair of terrific twin, twin bills! Matthew & Gunner never had it so good.