Tegan and Sara today share their new song ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’ taken from their album Hey, I’m Just Like You due 27th September. ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’ examines the layers of deceit that cloud even the closest of relationships. This winter, Tegan and Sara will celebrate the new album with a very special run of UK dates, including a night at Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London.
Speaking about ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie),’ Sara recalls, “our mother tells a story about watching the 1980s television show ‘Punky Brewster’ with us when we were four years old. The episode’s morality tale focused on lying, and near the end of the show, she describes one of us climbing onto her back, sobbing into her neck and confessing a lie we’d told her earlier in the day. At 15, we started telling lies again, and we absolved ourselves constantly in the lyrics of our songs.”
While revisiting their teen years for their first memoir, High School – which will be published on 24th September in hardcover, ebook and audiobook – Tegan and Sara discovered two cassette tapes containing their very first songs, written between the ages of 15 and 17. On Hey, I’m Just Like You, which is hailed as one of the most anticipated albums of the autumn, Tegan and Sara return to the songs contained on those 1990s cassettes with a contemporary production. They will perform a song – and discuss the album and book – when they visit The Late Show with Stephen Colbert next Friday, 27th September.
Fans who pre-order Hey, I’m Just Like You in digital format will instantly receive the first single, ‘I’ll Be Back Someday’ plus ‘Don’t Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)’ and the title track, ‘Hey, I’m Just Like You.’