An Illustration I did for Spook Magazine’s online interview with one half of Tegan and Sara.
Tegan says: “ It’s so funny because when Sara sent me this song, she co-wrote it with Jack from Fun, it just sounded like early Madonna to me, especially in the bridge. And to me, it’s such a weird song because it feels like such a party, but then when you start to listen to the lyrics it’s easily by far the darkest, most depressing song on the record. But when we were in the studio every time we would get to the breakdown between the chorus and the second verse, the producer Justin would make a shotgun sound, because it’s such a stalker song. We were like “Sara’s stalking someone outside their window” [laughs].”
Alexis says: “I just loved Tegan’s summary of the song being that of a creepy stalker tune cleverly disguised as a Madonna hit! Not since The Police released ‘Every Breath You Take’ has a stalker song been smuggled so flawlessly onto an album. My concept was derived almost entirely from this sentiment and my interpretation of the lyrics. The narrative I wanted to create was of a person, post relationship, who is struggling to let go. As the chorus kicks in we discover that this has turned into a rather crippling obsession, resulting in the stock piling of memories or any remaining possession that can link this person to their past. But then again, who doesn’t have a bubble gum statue of their ex in their closet, right? ….Right?”
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