Tegan and Sara have announced their new album, Crybaby, out October 21st via Mom + Pop Music.
Their 10th album was co-produced by the sisters alongside John Congleton between studios in Seattle and Los Angeles. The two described the writing process as a constant cycle of editing.
“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,” Tegan said. “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.” Sara added, “Maybe I am the renovator. I’m the house-flipper of the Tegan and Sara band.”
The two also shared Crybaby’s first single “Yellow.” Speaking about the song, Sara said 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.”
Check out the video below. The album will also feature the previously released song “Fucking Up What Matters.”
In addition to the new album, the duo also announced a fall North American tour with special guest Tomberlin. The tour kicks off October 26th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and will span 19-dates before wrapping up in the duo’s hometown of Vancouver on November 20th. Fan pre-sales start Wednesday, July 13th at 10 AM local time, while the Live Nation pre-sale starts Thursday, July 14th. General on-sale tickets go live Friday, July 15th at 10 AM local time. Check out all the dates below.
Pre-order Crybaby here.
Back in February, Tegan and Sara released a reimagined version of their 2004 album So Jealous. The two are also working on a new coming-of-age series based on their 2019 memoir High School.
1. I Can’t Grow Up
2. All I Wanted
3. Fucking Up What Matters
5. Smoking Weed Alone
6. Faded Like A Feeling
7. I’m Okay
8. Pretty Shitty Time
9. Under My Control
10. This Ain’t Going Well
11. Sometimes I See Stars
12. Whatever That Was
Tegan and Sara 2022 fall tour:
10/26 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/28 — Boston, MA @ Royale
10/29 — New York, NY @ Pier 17
10/30 — Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
11/01 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/02 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
11/04 — Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/05 — Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
11/06 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/08 — Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
11/09 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
11/11 — Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
11/12: — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
11/13 — Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
11/15 — Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
11/16 — San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
11/18 — Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
11/19 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
11/20 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom