By: Tara Thompson
Tegan and Sara’s fifth studio album, The Con, was released July 24, 2007. It features singles ‘Back In Your Head’, ‘The Con’ and ‘Call It Off’.
Tegan says the album is “very dark and also very much about reflecting and getting older and long-term relationships and the end of things.” This comes from it being written in a tough time for the twin sisters with the death of their grandmother, the end of a 5 year relationship for Tegan and Sara dealing with Canadian immigration to allow her girlfriend to get a working visa so they could live together.
The album debuted at number 34 selling 19,000 copies in its first week but dropped to number 69 when it only sold 10,000 the following week.