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  • Muzik First


Tegan And Sara have let nostalgia drive their recent endeavours. They’re currently turning their memoir into a TV series, and their 2019 album "Hey, I’m Just Like You" consists of songs they initially wrote in high school. Now, they’re at it again: They now have released "Still Jealous," a reimagining of their 2004 album "So Jealous." The hook of this project is that either Tegan sings an acoustic version of a song that Sara wrote or vice versa. The idea was first imagined in 2020 ahead of a Tegan And Sara Foundation fundraiser when Sara recorded an acoustic version of the Tegan-penned "So Jealous" song “You Wouldn’t Like Me.” Sara says of the project, “When I was done, it was clear to us both that the project was more than background music for the fundraiser. Over the next few months, we let our interpretations of each other’s original songs become more experimental and fluid. It was comforting to live inside of familiar music during such a destabilizing time. Performing each other’s songs became a salve during the longest period that either of us has gone without an audience to sing for.” On "Still Jealous," Tegan and Sara reimagine the original album by stripping back some of the sonic layers that gave "So Jealous" its distinctive sound, a move that underscores the strong songwriting and the emotions at the core of each song. Highlights from the new album include Sara’s “covers” of “Speak Slow” and “Where Does The Good Go” and Tegan’s reinterpretations of “I Bet It Stung” and “Walking With A Ghost,” a song The White Stripes covered in 2005.

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