Tegan and Sara have made a career out of writing about love and all its complications, and now the indie pop singers are taking on a new topic of the heart—marriage.
Back in June, before the sisters released their eighth studio album, Love You to Death, they did a Facebook Q&A, where they spoke about the new record and the meaning behind the songs. Tegan revealed that the track “BWU” is a song about her “complicated relationship to the institution of marriage.”
Now the Quin sisters have released a new music video for “BWU” about, what else, marriage.
Tegan and Sara teamed up with their “Boyfriend” music video director, actor Clea DuVall, to shoot the lighthearted visuals. In the video, Tegan approaches her girlfriend with an empty engagement ring box, only to be left heartbroken in a park. She then spends the rest of the video trying to find someone who will agree to spend the rest of their life with her, as long as they don’t get married.
Tegan told EW that while she and Sara fought for marriage equality in the US, she has no interest in walking down the aisle. “I was happy when the Supreme Court ruling legalized same sex marriage in the U.S.A. But I was also relieved that I could finally ‘come out’ as a person who actively dislikes the institution—specifically the assumption that by not participating in the ritual you are a deviant or unlikely to share the same common values as someone who does.”
Tegan and Sara plan on releasing music videos for all ten tracks off Love You to Death, with “BWU” coming in at number four. The twins are currently on the Australian leg of their worldwide Love You to Death Tour.