January 24th, 2013
We’re sure that Canada’s coolest twins, Tegan and Sara, got your head bumping with their video for Closer and now they’re ready to rock your socks off with their album Heartthrob! The new album is a departure from their humble indie beginnings and we’re really excited to hear what they have asserted as anything but boring, telling Rolling Stone, “We did have to make a conscious effort to make our record sonically more smooth and pleasing,” Tegan explained. “We have a huge back catalog of guitar-driven music, and the idea of just making another guitar-driven record seemed boring.”
The twins paired up with Ke$ha collaborator and Rita Ora producer Greg Kurstin and decidedly made Heartthrob into what it is, which is an album made of anthemic pop power ballads, filled with complex and fun songs to dance and shout and spin your body to. And lucky for everyone, we have their album Heartthrob ready and available for you in our First Spins section here! Despite the twins having gone in a different and evolutionary direction with their sound the core of what makes their music so impactful, we shouldn’t worry as their mastery of writing deep lyrics, still remains. Lyrics like, “I’m not the hero/ but that doesn’t mean I’m brave” still will slay no matter the genre of music.
Best Tracks: Closer, Now I’m All Messed Up, I Was A Fool
Listen to Tegan and Sara’s album Heartthrob before it drops January 29 here and be sure to check out other great albums like Ra Ra Riot’s Beta Love or k-os’ album BLack on Blond, all available on Much.com‘s First Spin section.Tweet