Not that they wouldn’t. But it’s been a long indie-twee road for the two sisters from Canada who have been going by their first names, Tegan and Sara, since the turn of the millennium. Back then, their ways of going about The Business of Art were laced with coffee-shop acoustics and whether or not their relationships would be the same if they gave out their numbers. “My Number” was a “Call Me Maybe” for the teenage hipster set. And while perfectly open about their sexuality long before they cut the song, their continuing charm is that they don’t write gay anthems. Ain’t nothing not universal except an overwrought metaphor in a chorus like so: [LISTEN[

If I save you from drowning

Promise me you’ll never go away

So goes the unity of teenage and angst, if anything. The identical twins’ maturity, as they approach their mid 30s, has continued to astound since, spread out over six albums and a mastery of pop that has some of the most masculine men in rock attempting homages – see The White Stripes take on paranoid thumper “Walking with a Ghost” from 2004’s So Jealous, the two’s themes beginning to tackle the darker side of intimacy: [LISTEN]

No matter which way you go

No matter which way you stay

You’re out of my mind, out of my mind

Out of my ind, out of my mind

January 29 will notch Tegan and Sara’s seventh record, trumpeting the project with one of the most LGBT-friendly slumber party videos we’ve seen on lead single “Closer,” but nevertheless weaving their Canuck genius hooks about a new synth-glam stride that anyone with a heart that throbs for whatever gendered another could keep close and tight, ergo, a title dubbed Heartthrob:

All I want to get is a little bit closer

All I want to know is, can you come a little closer?

Here comes the breath before we get a little bit closer

Here comes the rush before we touch, come a little closer