Tegan and Sara
Tegan and Sara

The innovative, multi-platinum Canadian duo Tegan and Sara have released CRYBABY, their tenth studio album.

CRYBABY was produced by John Congleton (Angel Olsen, Sharon Van Etten), Sara Quin and Tegan Quin and recorded at Studio Litho in Seattle and Sargent Recorders in Los Angeles.

“This was the first time while we were still drafting our demos, we were thinking about how the songs would work together,” says Tegan. “It wasn’t 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 adds with a laugh, “Maybe I am the renovator. I’m the house-flipper of the Tegan and Sara band.”

With ten studio albums to their credit and millions of records sold, Tegan and Sara have used music as a way of storytelling throughout their 20-year career.

With that storytelling at the core, they have built a multi-faceted media empire that stretches into TV, books, newsletter and public service but is always deeply rooted in music.

Tegan and Sara recently launched “I Think We’re Alone Now,” a Substack newsletter that includes free and paid-tier content, spanning audio and text-message conversations as well as essays, lyric annotations and behind-the-scenes looks about their upcoming projects. Tegan and Sara have received three Juno Awards, a Grammy nomination, a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award and the 2018 New York Civil Liberties Union Award.

Outspoken advocates for equality, the duo 2016 created the Tegan and Sara Foundation, which fights for the health, economic justice and representation for LGBTQ girls and women.

In Australia, all eight episodes will premiere as a binge on October 28 on Prime Video.

The show was co-created and executive produced by Tegan, Sara Quin, and Clea DuVall, who also features as a director on select episodes. Shot in Calgary and produced by Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios, High School stars TikTok creators and TV newcomers Railey and Seazynn Gilliland portray the high school versions of Tegan and Sara. Special guest stars Cobie Smulders and Kyle Bornheimer play the twins’ parents.

Also on the horizon is the middle-grade graphic novel duology Tegan & Sara: Junior High and Tegan & Sara: Crush, written by the twins and illustrated by Eisner Award-winner Tillie Walden.

The contemporary story is about identical twins growing up and growing apart, coming to terms with their queerness and falling in love with music throughout junior high. The first volume is due for release in 2023.