is no stranger to covering pop hits originally by female artists. This is the dude who covered all of Taylor Swift
--and kind of crushed it, IMHO. But Tegan & Sara
have a special place in my heart, especially their album The Con
, and especially their song "Back in Your Head" from The Con
. It was the album/song I played on repeat after my first real breakup back when I was a lot younger and angstier. It's not as special in my heart now because it reminds me of the breakup, but because it reminds me of myself being a ridiculously dramatic teenager. And with Ryan Adam's angrier, faster-paced take on "In Your Head", it's angstier than ever.
Adams covered "Back in Your Head" as part of a Tegan and Sara's cover version of The Con
, for which other artists, such as Chvrches, Bleachers, and Cyndi Lauper, will put their spin on the songs off the 2007 album. The cover album is called The Con X
, and is being released as a celebration of the original album's tenth anniversary. You can listen to Tegan, Sara, and Ryan being interviewed about their history working together and their mutual love for each other in the interview with Zane Lowe above.
Here's the best news: the album will be accompanied by a live tour. During The Con X: Tour,
Tegan & Sara will travel North America and play The Con
in order, to completion, followed by other T&S hits. The tour kicks on October 19 in Hollywood.
The Con X will be released October 20, 2017. All proceeds from the album will go to The Tegan & Sara Foundation
, which according to their website, fights for economic justice, health, and representation for LGBT girls and women.