The polished pop rock of Tegan and Sara has always come with hidden depths that counterbalance the lofty heights of their melodies, key-change crescendos and euphoric breakdowns. Last year's High School book proved, if there had been any doubts, that the often-delicate, usually life-affirming sounds the Canadian twins are known for is married to a lot of life experience and political motivation.
Their ongoing campaign work for LGBTQ rights, including setting up their own foundation, is a case in point, and it's impossible to separate the artists from their work - for all the right reasons in this instance. Tonight is a typically poetic example of why their music is so universally appealing, recorded live on tour in 2019 - from perfume punk to synth magic, these anthems are well worth buying into and the energy and love behind them is palpable. Uplifting, poignant and unarguably enjoyable.
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1. "Hey, I'm Just Like You" (3:13)
2. "Don't Believe The Things They Tell You (They Lie)" (3:22)
3. "I'll Be Back Someday" (3:27)
4. "Boyfriend" (3:23)
1. "Divided" (3:34)
2. "Closer" (3:46)
3. "Back In Your Head" (3:10)
4. "White Knuckles" (3:17)