Tegan and Sara's new music video for "Faint Of Heart" is a +1 for the LGBTQ community.
Tegan and Sara continue rolling out one original cut after the next from their new album Love You To Death. Each song sonically has its own flare, but there's a message behind every lyric, especially their latest release for "Faint Of Heart," which was filmed one day after the tragic mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando last month. The song details a love that lasts against all odds.
"At the time I was in a new relationship and felt anxiety over my decision to pursue it," Tegan told Teen Vogue. "The song was simply a reminder to listen to my heart and not worry about what other people think."
The Quin sisters decided against starring in the video, instead shining the spotlight on members of the LGBTQ community. The clip stars Tyler Ford as Prince, Ella Giselle as Madonna, Dominic Ravina as Elvis, Olabisi Kovabel as Grace Jones, Cooper Treibel as David Bowie, and Eli Erlick and Ni Ching-Marino as Sara and Tegan, respectively.
"First and foremost we just hope it reaches LGBTQ people and makes them feel realized," Tegan says. "Some of the themes of the video — mentorship, finding community, expression, bravery — are things you see so many LGBTQ youth actively pursuing in order to thrive. We need to be strong against a lot of hate in this world." Tegan adds hopefully "a wider audience is able to see the incredible talent and beauty of LGBTQ youth. I hope that it reminds people to not be consumed with what others might think, but instead to follow their hearts and feel empowered to express themselves freely, openly, and happily."