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A Tegan and Sara x 'Hey, I'm Just Like You' appreciation post!

A Tegan and Sara x 'Hey, I'm Just Like You' appreciation post!

Their first new album in over three years (and their ninth!), Tegan and Sara have returned with 'Hey, I'm Just Like You', which is the duo's first record ever produced, performed, engineered, mixed, and mastered entirely by an all-women team.

To celebrate this very exciting release day, we’ve put together five reasons you need to give this album a listen - click here to purchase - check them all out below:

#1. About their new album, Tegan and Sara say: "Last year while writing our new memoir 'High School', we came across two cassette tapes with dozens of songs we wrote in high school. Defiant and melodramatic, the songs captured the exultation and grief of first loves, first losses, ecstatic kiss-offs, and psychedelic tributes to the friendships we had as teenagers. It had been over twenty years since we had heard the songs and quite honestly, we both expected to listen once, cringe, and bury them for another couple decades. But they were good. Like, really good. They were raw, and in some cases the lyrics were hard to decipher. But the melodies, the honesty in the words, and the joy listening to them after all these years was undeniable. We decided immediately that those songs were the demos we’d use to build the new Tegan and Sara record. 'Hey, I’m Just Like You' has twelve songs, but in making those twelve songs we pulled sections from nearly twenty of those lost high school demos. We kept the original lyrics where we could, and we only wrote four new sections. In some cases, Sara sings songs I wrote, and in other cases I sing songs she wrote. For the first time ever, we share vocal duties on a handful of songs making them the first truly “Tegan AND Sara” songs. Alex Hope produced the record in Vancouver, where we recorded this past April and May. It is also the FIRST Tegan and Sara album produced, performed, engineered, mixed, and mastered by a team of all women."

Watch a trailer for the new album:

#2. A limited number of album bundle purchasers will automatically receive a signed 'Hey, I’m Just Like You' poster with purchase, while supplies last! Click here to order now.

#3. To celebrate their new album, the sisters have designed a custom windbreaker, featuring 'Hey, I’m Just Like You' printed in an arc across the back.

They say: "Don’t tell anyone, but this thing is way cooler than anything we wore in the 90s. In this photo we are both wearing a medium, but remember we are only 5'2" lol."

Click here to purchase.

#4. Their memoir 'High School' and new album together tell the origin story of Tegan and Sara for the first time. Watch an interview with Stephen Colbert about the book:

#5. "This is the record we never could have made as teenagers, full of songs we never could have written as adults," say Tegan and Sara about their new album. Watch them perform lead single 'I'll Be Back Someday' live:

Tegan and Sara's new album 'Hey, I'm Just Like You' is out now - click here to purchase.

Watch the 'I'll Be Back Someday' music video below...

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