It’s a liberating album for the Quin sisters; Heartthrob isn’t an album that sugarcoats relationships, but it also doesn’t wallow in self-pity. There is a perfect balance present here, and its consistent up-tempo beat gives Tegan and Sara a different kind of liveliness than their previous albums. Heartthrob couldn’t be a more perfect title - the theme of being so in love with someone - almost obsessively - and not having that love reciprocated and dealing with that reality is constant throughout. It’s an infatuation; something many will encounter after hearing this record.
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