In some ways, The Con is that album most of us secretly hope our favorite band is just about to make: one where the raw desire to share their story leaves things a little rough around the edges. You may struggle a little to find your connection with albums like this one: They can be unsettling, a little off-center, odd in tone and difficult to understand, at first. But once you get there, after moving through the dissonance and making it to the other side, the bond that you share with that music can become so meaningful that it just might stay with you forever.
The fact that Tegan and Sara are out and proud lesbians is so healing and perfect and beautiful. Thinking about them going home to their girlfriends and loving them and holding them and being intimate with them, another woman is so amazing and it’s almost hard to believe it’s real. I just find it so unbelievable that people I admire and love and look up to are out and proud and gay and happy because it makes me feel like I can be just like them someday.