Tegan & Sara Premiere Amazing New Cut Off ‘Heartthrob’, “I Was A Fool” Bradley Stern January 15, 2013 Tegan And Sara 6 Comments 205 Like their synth-tastic lead single “Closer,” the latest cut from Tegan & Sara‘s forthcoming studio record, “I Was A Fool,” sees the talented Canadian duo affixing their earnest vocals to a more–dare I say it–mainstream sound. But don’t worry, they haven’t ‘sold out,’ loyalists/snobs–they’ve just tightened up the production a smidge. The power-pop ballad sees the sisters trading off vocals atop a gorgeous, piano-led melody, bolstered by a striding pulse and warm, bubbling synth-pop production (is this one of the Greg Kurstin cuts? Certainly sounds like his work). The hooks are just as catchy as ever, but the girls have strayed from the searing guitar licks and crashing drums of their usual fare into more radio-friendly turf. It makes sense, too, given that the girls were reportedly listening to Katy Perry and Britney Spears while recording Heartthrob, according to an interview for Glamour (“I loved her last record, by the way,” said Tegan of Queen B. Swoon!) “I stuck around/I did behave, saved you every time/I was a fool for love,” the girls gently coo on repeat on the song’s massively anthemic chorus, packing a wallop of an emotional punch that might as well have been tailored for the soundtrack of a teen ’80’s rom-com (in the best way possible, obviously). Tissues at the ready, please! It’s an impeccably crafted track–lyrically, vocally, production-ly speaking–and already a standout from the upcoming collection, which is shaping up to be one of their strongest yet. For all the young and foolish lovers out there who’ve ever relished in an imperfect kind of love, this one’s an instant win. (Annie certainly knows a thing or two about that.) Oh, and if you’d like more insight on the track, watch the two discuss–or rather, bicker–about the song’s meaning. #SiblingProblems! Heartthrob will be released on January 29. (iTunes) Share this Muusing:TwitterTumblrFacebookGooglePinterestEmailPrintMoreStumbleUponRedditLinkedIn Pingback: World Music News » Blog Archive » Tegan & Sara, Dawn Richard, Girls’ Generation + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week() Pingback: Tegan & Sara, Dawn Richard, Girls’ Generation + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week | News Celebrity() Pingback: Tegan & Sara, Dawn Richard, Girls’ Generation + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week - Music. Movies. News.() Aaron Oh my, like, God! They’re not doing the exact same thing as their last album! SELLOUTS! SELLOUTS! I WANTED THE SAME SONGS OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND I DO NOT WANT MY FAVVS DOING ANYTHING NEW OR ENJOYABLE FOR THEMSELVES! /rant I’m way too excited to see what Heartthrob has to offer! http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001134657347 Patrick O’Brien I dont care much for lesbian, hippie type women with wide jaw lines. lol.In all seriousness, these are the types of people I dont care for. Hipster, coffee house assholes who take themselves WAY too serious. Bring out BRITNEY. Jessie Dubois If you’d know anything about them or their music, you’d know that they are far, far from being “hippie type women” or “hipster, coffee house assholes who take themselves way too serous”. That isn’t them in the least, especially the latter (they’re quite self-deprecating, in a hilarious way). Might want to do some research on whatever you’re talking about before you come off like an ignorant, close-minded asshole, Patrick.