Tegan & Sara-Heartthrob (LP)

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'No one will confuse this with any of our other records', Sara says. 'It's got a bigger, bolder, happier sound'. Tegan is explicit about the supersized ambitions motivating the record. 'I kept asking myself: Can I hear this in an arena? Can I hear this on a teenager's iPod as they're riding the bus to school?' Heartthrob doesn't just sound different, it represents a more collaborative way of making music. For the first time, the sisters actually wrote a lot of the songs together (in the past there were Tegan songs and Sara songs), and they surrendered more control than usual in the studio, dividing songs between 3 producers (Greg Kurstin, Justin Meldal-Johnsen, and Mike Elizondo) and a handful of outside musicians to capture the sound they were looking for. Tegan and Sara are both effusive about Kurstin's role in the process.

  1. Closer
  2. Goodbye, Goodbye
  3. I Was a Fool
  4. I'm Not Your Hero
  5. Drove Me Wild
  6. How Come You Don't Want Me
  7. I Couldn't Be Your Friend
  8. Love They Say
  9. Now I'm All Messed Up
  10. Shock to Your System