I love Tegan and Sara. So much. The twin singers FINALLY released the new single from their forthcoming album today via RollingStone and despite seemingly sexual references, the girls say dance/electronic song isn’t about sex at all.
Although I do imagine that this would be an okay song to make out to, all I intended was to write something sweet that reminded the listener of a time before sex, complicated relationships, drama and heartbreak,” Tegan Quin tells Rolling Stone. “In short, I was writing about my youth – a time when we got closer by linking arms and walking down our school hallway, or talked all night on the telephone about every thought or experience we’d ever had. It wasn’t necessarily even about hooking up or admitting your feelings back then. In fact, that rarely happened. It was the anticipation of something maybe happening that was truly exciting and satisfying. We were perpetually getting closer, yet we rarely got physical with one another, if ever.These relationships existed in a state of sexual and physical ambiguity. Is there anything more romantic than that?”
Did I mention I love Tegan and Sara? Anyway, listen to “Closer” below and share your thoughts!