Review – Love You To Death

Love You To DeathTegan and Sara
Love You To Death
(Warner Bros.)



Nicholas Friesen @Nicholastronaut June 3, 2016

The Quin sisters have always reinvented their sound with each release – from the singer/songwriter/roots/rap of 2000’s This Business of Art to the indie rock perfection of 2007’s The Con and the pop sheen of 2013’s Heartthrob. Now, on the duo’s eighth full length, Tegan and Sara find themselves expanding upon the slick pop pop perfection of Heartthrob with a 10-track record that is equal parts radio pop and retro delight. “Faint of Heart” could easily play over the closing credits of a lost John Hughes flick, while “Dying to Know” has a space rock cartoon vibe to it. “White Knuckles” is one of those real heartbreakers (a staple of any T&S release), its dreamy, atmospheric synths hosting the girls’ seamless vocal harmonies. Singles “U-turn” and “Boyfriend” are killers, and ensure the Quins a place on pop radio for years to come, alongside such modern day genre heroes as Taylor, Carly Rae and Rihanna. I’m a longtime fan and this record ensures that isn’t going to change anytime soon. I loved Heartthrob, and I fucking love Love You To Death.