We didn’t know we needed an album full of high school-era Tegan and Sara tracks, but now that it’s been confirmed, we can’t imagine life without it.
The sisters Quin have announced the name and release date for their ninth studio album: Hey, I’m Just Like You, slated to drop on September 27, three days after their co-authored memoir, High School.
According to a press release shared with NewNowNext, the new album, their follow-up to 2016’s Love You to Death, will consist entirely of songs Tegan and Sara penned as teenagers. The duo had written and recorded multiple cassette tapes worth of original songs during their high school days, only to lose those cassettes—and rediscover them decades later.
“While working on our memoir, we discovered lost cassette tapes that had been unheard for over 20 years,” Tegan recalled. “They contained dozens of our first songs, written between the ages of 15 and 17. … We immediately recognized the songs as an essential part of our high school story.”
Sara added that the pair made “only minor tweaks to lyrics and structure” in an attempt “remain true to the original essence of each song.”
Watch the full album announcement below, and keep an eye out for Hey, I’m Just Like You in the fall. It’ll be like back to school season all over again, minus the school supplies—and plus that grade-A Teen Gay Angst™️.