Pop-rock duo Tegan And Sara have released a short film inspired by "U-Turn", a track from their latest album Love You To Death. The film was shot in Toronto by Emma Higgins and follows a group of teenage women whilst exploring the give and take of relationships. The news comes after an announcement of numerous Canadian festival dates from the duo, as well as a headline show in Halifax.
Tegan Quin commented: "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 also commented: "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."
Designer Hayley Elsaesser also commented on her inspiration for the film's clothing: "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."
07/08 - RBC Bluesfest - Ottawa, ON
07/27 - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium - Halifax, NS
07/28 - 30 - WayHome Music and Arts Oro-Medonte, ON
08/04 - 06 - Osheaga Music & Arts - Montreal, QC
08/10 - 13 - Regina Folk Festival - Regina, SK