Tegan and Sara transforms up-and-coming LGBTQ artists into famous pop icons throughout the generations in a new music video for “Faint of Heart”.
The Canadian pop-duo took a leaf out of Jimmy Fallon’s book, putting an LGBTQ inspired spin on Lip Sync Battle. The identical twin sisters snatched up Tyler Ford, Ella Giselle, and more up and coming LGBTQ performers to mouth along to their synth pop ballad, all while rockin’ an iconic pop star getup. Artists honoured include Prince, David Bowie, Madonna and Elvis. Watch above!
The Devon Kirkpatrick-directed video was shot on June 13, just one day after the mass shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando. In light on the horrific tragedy, the music video struck a deeper chord within the sisters. They told Teen Vogue:
“There was something very personal about this tragedy and that was undoubtably on our minds as we arrived on set. First and foremost we just hope it reaches LGBTQ people and makes them feel realized. Some of the themes of the video — mentorship, finding community, expression, bravery — are things you see so many LGBTQ youth actively pursuing in order to thrive. We need to be strong against a lot of hate in this world.”
Tegan goes on to say,
“a wider audience is able to see the incredible talent and beauty of LGBTQ youth. I hope that it reminds people to not be consumed with what others might think, but instead to follow their hearts and feel empowered to express themselves freely, openly, and happily.”
“Faint of Heart” appears on Tegan and Sara’s latest album, Love You to Death. Watch the full music video in the player above.