Tegan and Sara have released “I’ll Be Back Someday,” the first single off their forthcoming album, Hey, I’m Just Like You.
Since the track is a re-recording of an old demo, it’s no surprise to hear the Quin sisters return to the guitar-heavier sound of their earlier catalog. With infectious power pop riffs and evocative lyrics, “I’ll Be Back Someday” is simultaneously fresh and nostalgic.
The song previews Tegan and Sara’s ninth studio LP, Hey, I’m Just Like You. The record will feature reworked versions of tracks the sisters wrote as teenagers in the ’90s.
“We had been begging for an electric guitar, and on our 16th birthday, we got one. Of course, we had to share it, so it became a weapon that we stole from each other’s rooms, barricading ourselves behind locked doors with guitar in hand,” Sara explained in a statement about the original recording of the new track. “Screaming over the small amplifier, we tested our voices by writing punk songs, shredding our thumbs on the strings.”
Hey, I’m Just Like You arrives September 27, along with the duo’s memoir, High School. In the meantime, check out the new single’s lyric video, which was illustrated by Sara herself: