Tegan and Sara have announced that they will be releasing a cover album to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their fifth studio album The Con. The Con, which was released on July 24, 2007, was written during a dark and intensely emotional time in both artists’ lives.
The sisters made the announcement through a written letter on their website, which reveal the plan to release an upcoming covers album called The Con X: Covers. The album will feature “14 of our favorite artists covering all 14 songs from the original album,” the post reads.
When I hear another band or artist cover one of our songs it can be indescribable and pleasantly disorienting — creating hope where there was originally hopelessness or joy where there was only ever regret. A pop song can become a claustrophobic ballad, or an anguished confession might be transformed into a euphoric mantra. In some ways hearing someone else interpret something so familiar is a way to finally be freed from the personal history of the song and to hear it for the first time.
The Con X: Covers will be released on October 13, and net proceeds will be donated by Warner Bros. to The Tegan and Sara Foundation, which works to support the rights of LGBTQ girls and women.
Read Tegan and Sara’s full letter here.