By Lauren Santos
After more than a decade of producing eclectic, original rock and roll music, Tegan and Sara have turned to pop influences in their latest album. Some fans are super excited about the new sound.
“All I want to get is a little bit closer / All I want to know is, can you come a little closer?” are the lines that begin Tegan and Sara’s latest album, Heartthrob.
No longer is the music composed of simple instrumental harmonies and pure vocals. Now Tegan and Sara have incorporated “fruity” harmonies, a lot of instrumentals and cute lyrics into each of their songs.
Their trademark “powerful woman” vibe is still present, but many fans will be disappointed to realize that this album is, simply put, pop music.
Maybe Tegan and Sara wanted to show their versatility as musicians, or maybe they were tired of their sound and wanted a change.
Maybe they were pressured by producers to create a more generic sound, or maybe their record label wanted music that would sell to a more widespread audience.
Heartthrob is definitely different from Tegan and Sara’s previous albums, but is it generic? No.
Each song is still eclectic and should make longtime fans proud.
Tegan and Sara have managed to blend their previous alternative rock sound with an edgier pop sound that will appeal to a larger audience.
Their music has already been featured on television shows such as the CW’s hit “90210.”