Two of our favourite heartthrobs have just been announced as performers for the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs! For the first time ever, Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara will be performing at the biggest block party in the world!
Tegan and Sara are the latest performers to join the already incredible line up for the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs, which includes Nick Jonas, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Alessia Cara! In addition to Tegan and Sara, today’s performer announcement also includes 2015 iHeartRadio MMVA performer Shawn Hook, Hailee Steinfeld and first-time performers Fifth Harmony.
It’s been three years since Tegan and Sara’s groundbreaking album Heartthrob was released and catapulted the indie darlings into superstardom. The pop album was all over the charts thanks to its infectious lead single “Closer” and heartbreak how-to’s like “I Was A Fool” and “How Come You Don’t Want Me.” Now the Canadian musicians have announced their eighth studio album Love You To Death, out June 3, and dropped their lead single with the catchy “Boyfriend.”
The video for “Boyfriend” reunites the sisters with their “I Was A Fool” star Mae Whitman in the fun and carefree clip. In addition to Whitman, the Quin sisters star alongside designer Rachel Antonoff, actress Sarah Ramos, and Canadian writer Kelly Oxford’s daughter Bea in the fun and quirky video within a video.
Dropping just yesterday, Tegan and Sara have also released their second video from Love You To Death with the pop art inspired “U Turn.” Working with musician and visual artist Seth Bogart, Tegan and Sara run, walk, and drive through an illustrated cityscape while wearing matching black leather jackets and over-eyebrow eye shadow that has us rushing to YouTube for make-up tutorials.
“Boyfriend” and “U-Turn” are two parts of a full series of music videos that will be released for Love You To Death, with Tegan and Sara announcing on their Instagram page that they plan to work with different artists to release visuals for all 10 tracks off the new disc.
Tegan and Sara hit the studio for Love You To Death with producer Greg Kurstin, who helped create Heartthrob and has worked with Kelly Clarkson and Adele. The full tracklisting for Love You To Death features eight songs in addition to “Boyfriend” and “U Turn”, including “That Girl,” “Faint of Heart,” “Dying to Know,” “Stop Desire,” “White Knuckles,” “100x,” “BWU,” and “Hang on to the Night.”
In addition to new videos, the Quin sisters have also announced a global tour in support of Love You To Death, with shows in the U.K., U.S., Australia, China, Japan, and their home country of Canada. Kicking off with a show in L.A. on May 2, the tour will take the twins across the globe until November, with eight Canadian dates scheduled.
Watch the 2016 iHeartRadio MMVAs hosted by Gigi Hadid and featuring performances from Tegan and Sara, Shawn Hook, Hailee Steinfeld, Fifth Harmony, Alessia Cara, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Nick Jonas and more on Sunday, June 19!