Tegan & Sara announced their new LP Crybaby, their 10th studio album is due out October 21.
Of the new single “Yellow,” Sara Quin said in a statement:
It was written after we began to take steps to heal the bruises we have both carried with us since adolescence and early adulthood—wounds that never quite healed right and flare up seasonally, sending us spiraling backward in time. Are we doomed to remain forever 15, breaking up and breaking apart? I hope not. This was the first time where, while we were still drafting our demos, we were thinking about how the songs were going to work together. It wasn’t even just that Sara was making lyric changes or reorganizing the parts to my songs, it was that she was also saying to me, “This song is going to be faster,” or “It’s going to be in a different key.” But Sara effectively improves everything of mine that she works on.