Tegan and Sara have been teasing us with singles from their new album Heartthrob for months now and I’m getting impatient. It’s a good thing that “Closer” and “I’m Not Your Hero” are incredible songs in themselves. Isn’t the video for “Closer” the cutest ever? Maybe you’ve been a lucky human who has seen Tegan and Sara play songs from Heartthrob live and you can attest to it’s brilliance. I’m already thinking Heartthrob is going to be my favorite yet. I got a feeling in my waters, kids. You know why? Because Tegan and Sara have released a new Tegan song, “I Was A Fool” on Glamour.com this morning and it is so good.
“I Was A Fool” is a little slower than the previous two singles, but the beat is super catchy and the vocals are angelic and beautiful. Tegan’s signature one-line chorus is spot on with “I Was A Fool” and the song does the best job at blending the melancholy and nostalgic feelings of love gone wrong. It’s lush and layered. Even though it’s a bit slower, it’s still a song that will have you bobbing your head to the beat. I could listen to this song on repeat all day. In fact, I just might.
In an explanation of the song, Tegan says that the song is about doing what’s supposed to be right, of staying in a relationship you might not want to be in, of packing your bags but never leaving, but with a the slight sweetness to the message.
Don’t you guys like it? Give it exactly thirty-six listens and let me know what you think! Heartthrob comes out on January 29th, and you can pre-order it on their website, Amazon and iTunes.