Indie rock twins Tegan and Sara have been a part of the music industry for a good amount of time – since 1995 to be exact – and they’re not going anywhere any time soon!
We got the chance to catch up with the talented sisters, courtesy of Walmart Risers, where they dished about their songwriting styles – all about the power of fiction – and admit which cheesy love songs they can’t seem to get enough of!
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Tegan and Sara have always been powerful when it comes to their songwriting and storytelling, but even they admit that the need to embellish the details to it just right is a must.
“There’s power in fiction, there really is. I never would have said that when I was younger. It was all about writing, ‘This just happened, I have to tell this exact story,’” Sara explained. “I think as you get older you start to fill in the spaces with some flourishes of detail here and there… because, let’s be honest, most of our lives aren’t that dramatic or exciting. We have to give the appearance that our lives were just tortured or just constantly being dumped… the well-rounded nature of our lives wouldn’t be as interesting as a song.”
If you want to catch even more of Tegan and Sara and their concert at SXSW 2013, just head here!