Yesterday Tegan & Sara released a brand-new song from their forthcoming album, Heartthrob (January 2013). “I’m Not Your Hero” was released exclusively for UK ears via a special iTunes compilation to celebrate their upcoming tour with The Killers. They also made the track available worldwide via their website “because the internet exists, releasing it in any country means that it will magically become available everywhere else in 5 seconds.”
We thought you might have some feelings about it, and so here it is:
When the first single “Closer” dropped last month, it was love at first listen. Not every fan warmed to the ‘new sound’ but for me, the meshing of indie-electro-pop felt like a positive and organic progression from Sainthood, my favorite Tegan & Sara record yet. Stellar song, that one. All the thumbs up from me. Following that strong dancey lead, “I’m Not Your Hero” has left me wanting a little more. Listening to it is a pleasant experience, sure, but also it’s a bit of a tease; every time I think it’ll amp up and punch me in the heart like the chorus of “Closer” does, it pulls back and leaves me hanging. In saying this, I’ve only listened a handful of times and history has shown that I’ll probably wake up tomorrow with an entirely different opinion.
So those are my feelings about this song as of right now. What are yours?