Multi-platinum Canadian duo Tegan and Sara have shared a new single titled ‘Fucking Up What Matters’ via Mom+Pop Music.

Tegan and Sara’s new power pop single reflects on the turbulence the twins felt in both their lives over the past several years.

The track, co-produced with John Congleton (Sharon Van Etten, Angel Olsen and Future Islands), is part of their forthcoming tenth studio album.

The single also comes with a Tony Wolski-directed MV featuring Railey and Seazynn Gilliland of the Amazon Freevee original series High School.

Tegan Quin explains:

 “Fucking Up What Matters” felt like an ode to the moment in your life when you realize that you have most, if not all of the things you wanted and you start to think about what would happen if you just walked away from it all. It’s the moment in the middle of the night when you start to daydream about something else, something you never imagined.  It’s the feeling you have when you think you might have hit a new low, and yet you’ve never felt so good.  Sometimes it’s admitting that you can’t stop yourself from fucking up what matters, that you feel your strongest.  And as my mom would say, it’s often when we’re fucking up what matters, that we’re learning the most about ourselves.”

The new song reflects one of the biggest career changes for the duo, leaving their longtime label home to sign with Mom+Pop Music.

Tegan continues:

“Michael Goldstone signed us to Sire/Warner in 2006.  We had just made The Con and felt like the vision Goldie and the team at Sire had for us and the album were a good fit.  But soon after he signed us, he left to start Mom+Pop.  We never held it against him.  But joked that one day we’d work together for real,” Tegan and Sara said, explaining the move. “So it was with great enthusiasm that we agreed to sign to Mom+Pop when our deal with Warner ended in 2021.  We look forward to being back at an indie label, on a brilliant roster, with Goldie and the label’s incredible team helping us start this next chapter in our lives with the release of our tenth album.” 

The release of ‘Fucking Up What Matters’ follows the recently announced Amazon Freevee show High School, a coming-of-age series co-created and executive produced by Tegan and Sara Quin and Clea DuVall. The series is based off of the twins’ critically acclaimed, New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name.

Produced by Plan B Entertainment and Amazon Studios, High School stars TikTok creators and TV newcomers Railey and Seazynn Gilliland, portraying the high school versions of Tegan and Sara. Special guest stars Cobie Smulders and Kyle Bornheimer will also join the cast, playing the twins’ parents. The series is currently in production in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Photo credit: Pamela Littky

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