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Tegan And Sara announce new album of old songs

By | Published on Wednesday 10 July 2019

Tegan & Sara

Tegan And Sara have announced their new studio album, ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’. Although a new album, the music on it isn’t entirely new. All the songs were written two decades ago, when the duo were first starting to make music together.

The album’s release will coincide with the publication of their autobiography ‘High School’. It was while writing that book that they discovered their previously lost first steps into songwriting. They note that ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’ is “the record we never could have made as teenagers, full of songs we never could have written as adults”.

“While working on our memoir, we discovered lost cassette tapes that had been unheard for over 20 years”, says Tegan. “They contained dozens of our first songs, written between the ages of fifteen and seventeen. We immediately recognised the songs as an essential part of our high school story”.

“With only minor tweaks to lyrics and structure, we tried to remain true to the original essence of each song”, adds Sara of the new recordings of those works.

‘High School’ is out on 24 Sep, with ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You’ following on 27 Sep. Watch the trailer for the album here: