This hour originally aired Oct. The musical duo Tegan and Sara return to high school. Tell her to get one of her own.
Half of the famous Canadian indie duo takes us through the years as new projects drop
When one feels pain, the other does. They do everything together. These are just some of the misconceptions about identical twins that Tegan and Sara Quin want to change. Despite the animosity they had towards each other growing up in Calgary, Alta. To date, they have sold over a million albums, have four gold records, won three Juno awards, been nominated for a Grammy and sung at the Oscars. Those raw, vulnerable songs along with being open and honest about their sexuality early in their music career resonated with fans, especially LGBTQ ones. She was amazed; not only by their sound, but that they had the courage to be open about their sexual orientation so young.
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In their debut memoir, High School , the indie rock-pop duo cozy up to their preteen worries. High School reads like a late-night sleepover with your best friends, complete with embarrassing stories and hushed questions about sexuality. Over the past two decades, Tegan and Sara have built their name atop a candid body of work. Instead of sounding like adults masquerading as teens, the two slip naturally into the straightforward, earnest, and catchy songwriting of their past, giving it the modern production sheen it deserves. Your new book, High School , tracks your coming-of-age story as twins, from growing up in Calgary to picking up the guitar at age In writing this book, what memories were more difficult to dust off than anticipated? Had you intentionally forgotten any parts of your childhood because they were tough? We knew that we wanted to cover our development and discovery of art, songwriting, and the creative journey of discovering you can do something musical or write. I was really interested in talking about our discovery of being artists.
From iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a nostalgic memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their origin story. High School is the revelatory and unique coming-of-age story of Sara and Tegan Quin, identical twins from Calgary, Alberta, growing up in the height of grunge and rave culture in the 90s, well before they became the celebrated musicians and global LGBTQ icons we know today. While grappling with their identity and sexuality, often alone, they also faced academic meltdown, their parents' divorce, and the looming pressure of what might come after high school. Written in alternating chapters from both Tegan's point of view and Sara's, the book is a raw account of the drugs, alcohol, love, music and friendship they explored in their formative years. A transcendent story of first loves and first songs, it captures the tangle of discordant and parallel memories of two sisters who grew up in distinct ways even as they lived just down the hall from one another. This is the origin story of Tegan and Sara. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?