Twenty years into their career, Tegan and Sara have recorded a new album that is based on the first songs they ever wrote. Hey, I’m Just Like You – their ninth studio album overall and first since 2016’s Love You to Death – will be released September 27 on Sire.

The album was inspired by a find Tegan and Sara made while they were writing their first memoir, High School, which will be published by MCD X FSG on September 24, three days before the album arrives.

“While working on our memoir, we discovered lost cassette tapes that had been unheard for over 20 years,” recalls Tegan. “They contained dozens of our first songs, written between the ages of 15 and 17…we immediately recognized the songs as an essential part of our high school story.” “With only minor tweaks to lyrics and structure, we tried to remain true to the original essence of each song,” says Sara.

Tegan and Sara agree, “This is the record we never could have made as teenagers, full of songs we never could have written as adults.”

Together the memoir and album will tell the origin story of Tegan and Sara for the first time, bringing unprecedented depth and dimension to their formative years. Tegan and Sara will tour extensively behind both. Dates and further details will be announced soon.

Fans can click here to pre-save Hey, I’m Just Like You.

More information on Tegan and Sara can be found on their official website.