Published Jul 09, 2019Tegan and Sara have revealed plans for a new studio album called Hey, I'm Just Like You. It's due out September 27 via Sire Records.
The album emerged from demos that the twin sisters found while compiling their upcoming memoir High School (out September 24 via Simon & Schuster/MCD/Virago). They found two cassette tapes filled with demos and were surprised to find that the songs were good enough to build a new album.
"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," Tegan and Sara said in a statement on their website. "It had been over 20 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."
The new songs hear the sisters swapping each other's parts — Tegan sings on some songs that Sara wrote and vice versa. For the first time, they even share vocals on songs.
The record was recorded in Vancouver and produced by Alex Hope (Carly Rae Jepsen, Marina, Troye Sivan), who was part of an all-female team that produced, performed, engineered, mixed and mastered the album.
A tracklisting or lead single has yet to be shared, but you can see the album artwork for Hey, I'm Just Like You pictured above, while you can check out a trailer below.
The new LP will mark the follow-up to 2016's Love You to Death.