Tegan and Sara’s Push For Representation | Fuse

Tegan and Sara’s Push For Representation | Fuse


One of my earliest
memories in our career, we were doing a support tour
opening for Neil Young. The Pretenders were
also on that tour and I remember at some
point during the tour sitting down with
Chrissie Hynde, who had been such a hero
for us growing up. My parents had loved
The Pretenders, we had loved
The Pretenders. I remember sitting down with her and just very casually talking about how we
were doing on the tour. At that point I think we were
like 19 or 20 years old so it was sort of astounding to be
able to sit and talk with her. She will probably never
remember this moment happened, but it really informed something
important for us, which was- we were talking about press
and we were complaining about doing interviews and how sometimes journalists, they ask you these
terrible questions and you sort of feel like it’s
a waste of your time or whatever and she brought up
from her experience, “No one ever hears
the dumb questions. “They only hear
the dumb answers.” For so many years
she had also felt it was difficult to do press, but then at some point she realized she could really
just say whatever she wanted and that was what
people were gonna hear and what they
were gonna see. And we’ve used that sort of
mantra our whole career. It’s more important for us
to get our message out, so even if sometimes
we don’t feel like the interview’s
going the right way, we’ll often sort of steer it
in the direction that we want it to go. Chrissie Hynde,
media training.
Seriously! It’s like a side
business for her.
Yeah!
(Laughs)

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