Soul Sisters Podcast: Tegan and Sara on 'Acknowledging the Despair and Then Giving You Somewhere to Put It'

Pamela Littky
Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara Quin took some time right before their set at this year's Meadows Music & Arts Festival in Queens to catch up with Soul Sisters. Conversation ranged from how they're surviving these trying political times to why they had to become the queer icons they wanted to see in the world. They also talked in length about how it feels to say goodbye to their Love You To Death tour in order to say hello to their upcoming The Con 10th anniversary tour and The Con X: Covers album out Friday, featuring artists such as MUNA, Sara Bareilles, Ryan Adams and Cyndi Lauper.

"We're not trying to create despair," Tegan says when describing the motivations behind their political activism. "We're acknowledging the despair and then giving you somewhere to put it."

Plus, Sara reveals her plans to start her own religion in case all aforementioned activism fails and "the astroid just ends it all," while Tegan explains the strategy behind filling out their tour support with other amazing women artists -- "There's so much pussy, it's unreal," she laughs.

Listen to the full episode below or watch it all on YouTube here and be sure to subscribe to the Soul Sisters iTunes channel to hear all upcoming episodes with more artists who are changing the world around them.