A collection of well-known stars of music will cover Tegan And Sarah’s breakthrough album in its entirety for a new release due next month.
The Canadian pop sibling duo broke through with their fifth studio album ‘The Con’ back in 2007 and now, a decade on, acts like Cyndi Lauper, Ryan Adams, Chvrches, Sara Bareilles, Ruth B and City And Colour will share their take on its contents via a new release called ‘The Con X : Covers’.
“As the 10th anniversary of ‘The Con’ approached, Sara and I started to brainstorm meaningful ways to celebrate what was easily one of our most important records,” Tegan explains. “Almost immediately we established that a tour playing all 14 songs in a more intimate and stripped-down arrangement would be memorable for our diehard fans. But we also wanted a companion piece that would live on past the anniversary, hence ‘The Con X : Covers’ album was born.
“We wanted the proceeds to go to our recently launched Tegan and Sara Foundation, which raises money for self-identified women and girls in the LGBTQ community.
“With that intention set, we asked 14 artists who were either outspoken allies of the LGTBQ community or LGBTQ themselves to each cover a song from ‘The Con’, in any fashion they saw fit.
“All the artists agreed to donate their time and energy to the project and their labels all agreed to waive their fees as well.
“We are beyond grateful for the contributions of each artist, and we hope fans of ‘The Con’ will be moved by their interpretations.”
Tegan And Sara fans don’t miss out, however; There’s a demo of ‘Miami Still’ rounding out the rear on the digital version, which also includes a cover of ‘Back In Your Head’ by pop superstar Cyndi Lauper.
‘The Con X : Covers’ will be released on Friday October 20.
01. Ruth B – I Was Married
02. MUNA – Relief Next To Me
03. Shura – The Con
04. Mykki Blanco – Knife Going In
05. PVRIS – Are You Ten Years Ago
06. Ryan Adams – Back In Your Head
07. City and Colour – Hop A Plane
08. Kelly Lee Owens – Soil, Soil
09. Bleachers – Burn Your Life Down
10. Hayley Williams of Paramore – Nineteen
11. Sara Bareilles – Floorplan
12. Shamir – Like O, Like H
13. Trashique (GRIMES X HANA) – Dark Come Soon
14. CHVRCHES – Call It Off
DIGITAL BONUS TRACKS
15. Cyndi Lauper – Back In Your Head (Bonus Track)
16. Bleached – One Second (Bonus Track)
17. Vivek Shraya – I Take All The Blame (Bonus Track)
18. Tegan and Sara – Miami Still (Bonus Track Demo)