Tegan & Sara on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sept. 27, 2019.
Indie pop-rockers Tegan and Sara made their triumphant return last week with the release of their new album Hey, I’m Just Like You and their first official memoir, titled High School. To celebrate, they had a conversation with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, appearing on the couch of an American late night talk show for the first time ever.
Chatting with Colbert about their new memoir, the sisters spoke about their desire to write their “origin story,” and how that manifested itself in their new book. “It wasn’t just a music memoir,” Sara said. “It really started to be about our identities as twin sisters, and as songwriters, as creative people, and also — hold on — we’re queer as well, so we cover that as well!” Tegan cheekily added, “Sara just came out, you’re very brave.”
Tegan also revealed that despite their status as twins, the two never officially came out to one another, saying, “I only found out that Sara was gay when we wrote the book,” (“That’s not true,” Sara interjected). The singer also recalled a story where she was uninvited from a sleepover with one of her friends, because Sara was sleeping with her. “It was very like, ‘What’s happening behind this closed door right now?'” Tegan said. Sara jokingly replied: “And I was like, ‘Get a life.'”