Now the pop duo take risks at their own pace. Like with raising a child or electing a presidentall sorts of factors combine over time to create artists who seem perfectly of the moment. Take Tegan and Sara.
The Canadian wonder twins of pop are looking back over their career as this year marks the 10th anniversary of The Con find tickets to the tour herean album that Feat sara quin dating of sits at the fulcrum between the early career of Tegan and Sara and the beginning of their new one.
Tegan and Sara consciously changed up their sound in a way that both required and encouraged the critical reappraisal of pop music. We chatted with Sara about how they got there — but first we talked about caffeine.
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Feat sara quin dating our family, drinking Coca-Cola was like drinking water. It was not uncommon to run into someone from the family at the refrigerator in the middle of the night drinking directly from a two-litre Coke bottle. Please, can you find something else to drink? Just coffee and alcohol. Most people are upset by the amount of caffeine I ingest. Then, when I started drinking coffee, it was like my whole body changed or something.
I started getting up super-early, I wanted to go to bed early and then I became more of an active worker during the day. I to work on music and write songs during daylight hours so I totally ride the caffeine wave in the morning now. At the time, it felt like I was making an adjustment for the better.
I know some people really hate astrological stuff. I find it all a bit ridiculous, but, unfortunately, as a Virgo, I do feel like what is said about Virgos is really true: When I did drugs, I did drugs. When I drank, I drank. I was never really all over the place. I realize that there are these preconceived ideas about what it means "Feat sara quin dating" work in the arts. I always sort of envied my who were creative types who gave in to their darkest impulses: But it goes against the grain.
My life more closely resembles my friends who are teachers than my friends who are musicians. I like the idea of a structured year of rebellion. I have to schedule it all. When we first started Tegan and Sara, we had to push back so hard against the natural instinct to label us or label our audiences or sort of put us in a box and make us unattractive to anyone but queer people. But there were lots of years when we really pushed back against this idea that our sexuality was relevant and that our music had some kind of categorization because of our sexuality.
What I started to realize, while [we were] becoming a more popular mainstream band and seeing our audiences diversify, is that I really want to honour that element. Look at all our cool queer fans. It made us even more marginalized in a lot of ways.
One of my favourite things about our band is that we can always count on the queer community. Tegan and Sara are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Con.
One of the things I noticed when reading old interviews is that you always mention what a hard time you had when you released the album. What does that mean?
What made it hard? When we put out The ConI was Feat sara quin dating through my first major separation. I had been partnered with someone—we owned a house, the whole thing—and it was really like a divorce.
I remember it was when we had started to have a little of financial success in our lives—certainly compared to our earlier records. So, all of a sudden there was this weight of death and taxes. And I remember everything sort of hitting me around that time. And then you figure out how to deal with it.
Nothing has really changed. If you could go back, knowing what you know now, would those problems still seem as large or have you learned to deal with them? Our parents had incredibly high expectations of us, and we embody that even as adults.
I think we had this paralyzing "Feat sara quin dating" that if we admitted to having a threshold, we would fail or lose momentum and disappear. We were running on that fear for a long time, and The Con was a climactic moment for us because we took on too much and started cracking under that pressure. It really jeopardized the band and my relationship with Tegan. There was a lot of conflict and fighting—physical fighting. We were just miserable.
I really wish I could go back and tend to that person a little bit differently. You have always seemed very rational about your career and the degree of success you want for Tegan and Sara. Tegan and I came out of that scene. But early on, we became business people. What do we want to do? Where do we want to be?
We were talking about how much of what we were earning we would put into savings, how much we would reinvest, how much we would put into our RSPs.
Those are the kinds of conversations we were having, and it was an alien language to most of our peers.
By Greg Hudson Date October 19, Follow us on social media. Joseph Media All Rights Reserved. On Sara Quin (nickname: Sara) was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She made her million dollar fortune with Tegan and Sara.