Our fan base, which has followed us over the years, has changed and evolved, but overall we still have a really strong, central queer fan base.” Like all their albums, tells a story. I think that with us, 10 songs, or 35 minutes, is a good amount of time to tell the next part of our story.” This time around, the story begins with the first single, “Boyfriend,” which, Tegan confesses, is one of Sara’s songs about falling in love with a straight girl.“Each record is a chapter in the story of Tegan and Sara,” Sara says. The chorus echoes the heartache of countless lesbians who have been through the same cycle: is the day they released a pointedly tongue-in-cheek video for “Boyfriend.” They called on some rad queer women to help out: Clea Du Vall, who has been friends with the Quins for about 10 years, directed the video. Designer Rachel Antonoff (sister of musician Jack Antonoff) was the creative director.I don’t understand why the world can’t relate to a song written by a queer woman.I’m writing about the same shit everyone is writing about.
Their fourth album, So Jealous, was released in 2004 and led to wider success and attention, both locally and internationally.Tegan, older by eight minutes, assured that the answer is no, and that the song and its title was inspired by her sister's epiphany during a noncommittal dating situation with a woman."We always joke that with lesbians, you go on one date and are monogamous and moving in together," she said.“At times, it can be challenging to be a visible minority, because sometimes people have expectations of you,” she comments.“You don’t want people to feel like you’re the only representation for them.