Sara Quin says it's a 'pretty straightforward pop song' with a 'gender twist'
Tegan and Sara have debuted their new single ‘Boyfriend’. Scroll down to listen.
Before ‘Boyfriend’ premiered on Beats 1 earlier this evening (April), Sara Quin told the show’s host, NME writer Matt Wilkinson, that the track is a “pretty straightforward pop song” with a “gender twist”.
“It’s a pretty straightforward pop song about a relationship that I was getting into with a girl who had never dated a girl before,” Quin explained. “She had a guy that she was sort of seeing, and we used to joke around that she was treating me like her boyfriend, and I was trying to get her to sort of, you know, tie it down. I wanted her to make it official with me.”
“And I think that’s pretty relatable. Obviously, being gay, there’s sort of a bit of a gender twist in the song, and I get that that sometimes doesn’t seem immediately relatable to everybody, whether they’re straight or whatever,” Quin continued.
“But this idea, you know, that we’ve all been in that situation where we really like someone and we want to make it official, and they’re not ready, that’s what the song is about.”
‘Boyfriend’ is the first track to be released from Tegan and Sara’s forthcoming eighth album, ‘Love You To Death’, which will drop on June 3. Their last album, 2013’s ‘Heartthrob’, became the duo’s most successful yet, peaking at Number Three in the US.