Are Canadian synthpop wonders Tegan and Sara trying to tell us something with their catchy new single, "Boyfriend?
) "We're putting our money where our mouth is," Tegan explained, "because it feels like in the past we had been like, ' Diversityenough of misogyny, sexism and homophobia in the industry!
' and then we're hiring white heterosexual males all the time.
So it was like, if we're going to do a video for every song, we should try to collaborate with artists like Jess Rona, who has this insanely popular and hilarious dog grooming Instagram, @Jess Rona Grooming, for "100x." Relationships, and the way they have power to either cripple, transform, or both, is the overriding theme of Love You To Death.
"Neither Sarah or I are like that, so she was dating someone and this person was zeroing in on someone else she'd been seeing as long as Sarah.
So Sarah was like, ' You're treating me like a boyfriend here, you're calling me every night, we're going out all the timelet's lock this down.' I love that Sarah used the term 'boyfriend,' because I felt like I say that in my relationship, too.
Totally, my girlfriend treats me like a dumb boyfriend all the time." The twins' new album, Love You To Death ( Warner Bros.
), can only be interpreted as sparkling '80s-inspired contemporary dance-pop, a synth-rich marriage of New Zealand's Ladyhawke, Sweden's Lykke Li and Katy Perry, the latter of whom they opened for on the 2014 "Prismatic" tour.
"Boyfriend" has already been followed up with a bouncy, bona fide earworm, "U-Turn," that seems to owe as much a tip of the hat to Tom Tom Club's iconic '80s ditty "Genius of Love" as Norway's electro-diva Annie.
Every one of the album's 10 songs will be accompanied by a video created in collaboration with "directors and artists who are queer, or transgender, or women, or people of color," Tegan stated.
Gay artist/musician Seth Bogart, of Hunx & His Punx, directed the colorful, part-animated "U-Turn," while actress-turned-director Clea Du Vall helmed the humorous, quirky "Boyfriend" clip.
( Sara composed the score for Du Vall's directorial debut, The Intervention, which bowed at 2016's Sundance Film Festival.