Tegan and Sara have released a short film for their single “U-turn” from their album Love You to Death. The film, shot in Toronto by director Emma Higgins explores the give and take of relationships through the lens of a group of teenage women. Click here to watch the film. The release of this film follows the recent announcements, which will see Tegan and Sara perform on a number of Canadian festival dates, as well as a highly anticipated headline show in Halifax. See below for a full list of upcoming Canadian tour dates.
Of the video, Tegan Quin says “When you’re young, some of your strongest and most rewarding relationships are with your friends. The kind who support you to become who you really are. Inspired by U-turn and classic girl crew nostalgia, we want to celebrate those kinds of bonds with this short film from director Emma Higgins. This was our first time experimenting so far beyond the boundaries of a more traditional music video for one of our songs, and we are so thrilled with how it turned out!”
Director Emma Higgins says of the experience of creating the film, “I loved this song’s story of the give and take of being in a relationship and was inspired to relate this idea to the friendships between young women. We had a cast of talented, unique, and passionate young women who brought so much personality to their roles. Adding to the strong female influence, our crew was comprised of almost entirely women, which made this project an extra special experience.”
Toronto based designer, Hayley Elsaesser, says of her inspiration for the iconic clothing in this film, “I love the premise of the video, all about friendship and celebrating individuality. These are the kinds of girls I design clothes for so I thought it was a perfect fit. I also really appreciated the message: the fact that this is about showing women bringing each other up, I think that’s an important message.”
In addition to the upcoming tour dates, Tegan and Sara have also launched a promotion around the release of the new “U-turn” film. One lucky winner will receive 2 passes to see Tegan and Sara at Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, an assortment of Tegan and Sara merchandise and an autographed vinyl copy of Love You to Death. What’s more, the winner will receive the ‘80s- inspired fashion pieces designed by Hayley Elsaesser, including the scissor jacket from the “U-turn” film, a pair of Slime Time sunnies, a serpentine patch and Heavenly Socks. To enter, fans should click over to Tegan and Sara’s Facebook page here.
Tegan and Sara have been nominated for three Juno Awards this year, including Group of the Year and Songwriter of the Year, as well as receiving a nomination for Pop Album of the Year for Love You to Death. This brings their total number of Juno Award nominations to 12, with three wins at the 2014 Juno Awards.