The music video premiered a few hours ago on Spin.com and it has made the hungry Robotic Reptile very, very pleased. Here's what Sara Quin of Tegan and Sara had to say about the inspirations behind this topnotch retro dance tune:
When we were growing up in the 1990s, Tegan and I loved to raid my stepdad's closet for his baggy jeans. I'm talking size 34 to 36 waist, and long enough to be normal for a man standing 6 feet, 4 inches tall. To describe our look as "grunge" or "baggy" or "teenage runaway" is generous and really barely scratching the surface. We thrived during that decade, soaking up the music and subsequent culture and aesthetic that accompanied it. Our friends were our world and we lived for the weekend when we would congregate in living rooms, basements and, sometimes, random abandoned fields where we would dance and laugh and partake in the standard teenage behaviors one associates with people who congregate in fields. It was a special time that we look back on with irrational sentimental fondness. SourceUnfortunately, Warner Music Group won't always let you play the video on our blog, but we had to make this post anyway because we loved it so much. If you can't load "Closer" here, click to watch it on the Mother Ship a.k.a. YouTube. Enjoy!