tegan: this next song sara and i wrote together. we never really write songs together, um, it's kinda like a private thing you know.. writing a song. maybe just cause you sound really bad and you make lots of ugly faces when you do it. *nods head* ... yeah, that's what i'm saying. um so sara and i we decided that we would collaborate on this record and um i made friends with this guy who worked at an apple store and he gave me a reason when he fixed my computer one time. he's like "go ahead and play, play around with that, check it out" and i was like "okay." reason's like a, you know, a computer program where you can basically use like sequencers and samplers and all sorts of drum beats and like it's madness basically. it's like, if you're like into that kinda thing. i'm not really but i was like "how hard can it be? it's not that hard right?" so i get in there and i start pressing buttons and clicking things and right clicking and i got my control route and i'm like fucking around- before i know it i have created like a dance hit from the nineties. like something you would've heard on club euro '96, which i have. *sings i'm a scat man* oh i love that song. anyways, seriously though. i didn't really know what to do with it, it was like seven different sequences all playing at the same time, it was madness so i sent it to sara. and about two hours later i got a text from her and she said "working on the song, i'm like fucking madonna! i'll send it to you later" or whatever. and she sent it back and it was amazing and i was like we're going to be a techno band, it's so exciting! we're going to wear white jumpsuits and drop e on stage and everybody is going to bring glowsticks to our show and- i was so excited. then we got into the studio and we realized that none of us really know how to make what i did happen unless we played to the track and we didn't want to do that because we're bad at that, specifically me cause i screw up and then what do you do? sara: it might also mean- tegan: start again? sara: it would probably also mean that we would need to dance on stage- tegan: yeah, yeah, yeah. *shakes head* maybe one day... maybe one day we'll put the remix out. but for now we went into the studio and we recreated the whole piece of music and made it into a completely different song- i mean it's exactly the same song, just with different instrumentation, and i'm not sure if it's a crowd favourite but it's kinda like our favourite so i'm wondering if maybe you know that story you'll enjoy the song more. we're about to find out. #67. Paperback Head 6.815 HIGH: 9.10 x 1 @Ferk, 9.00 x 1 @Remorque LOW: 5.00 x 1 @Jwentz MY SCORE: 7.00 ALBUM: Sainthood WRITER: Both So basically I love how the story behind this song foreshadowed Heartthrob. Not in a 90s Eurodance way because I am not about that life, but more so with Tegan and Sara collaborating on a song, using more electronic sounds, speculating about dancing in the future, etc. I've always thought that Sainthood was practically a pop record in many ways, so it's kinda nice to see my bridging theory being validated now. I did a little google search to see if that Paperback Head remix was ever released but I'm not finding one. Time to start a twitter campaign!!! I'm honestly very curious. On a different note- this story would make a good Apple commercial. Don't just give that away for free, Tegan! @digitalkaiser (7) works in IT- "From my peeping at the rate thread, I see that both Tegan and Sara collaborated on writing this? Its very good song, if not a bit short. I think it would of benefited with an extended outro with those little bleeps and bloops and some rounds of vocals to really hit it home, but it’s pretty solid as it is. Even after listening to the lyrics, I’m not understanding the title to much. I would assume it has something to do with collecting paperbacks and being materialistic for the sake of authenticity? (lol, honestly)." Pitch this to Apple for me so we can fund the remix release. @constantino (8) shit man, did you travel back in time and read Tegan's texts?: "Madonna, eat yer heart out. The synths create an essence of melancholy to proceedings, which is always welcome in my book." @eccentricsimply (6): "This almost makes me excited, but it's lacking something." Like seven sequences running simultaneously? Just kidding, you'd probably hate 90s eurodance even more than me. This sounds more up @Slice of Life's (8.75) alley potentially: "Another little pop ditty. Okay, with a more pop production, this would sound so sublime. It's sounds so sexy already despite its barebones foundation." I'm telling you, let's get this shit on an Apple Music commerical. I'm a genius.