How Come You Don't Want Me

Album: Heartthrob (2013)
  • This was the last song written for Hearthrob. Sara penned the tune with the guitarist of the band Fun, Jack Antonoff, whilst Beck's longtime bassist and musical director Justin Meldal-Johnsen manned the production desk. "I just love it," Tegan told Under The Radar . "Sara wasn't writing it for herself, but she was writing about herself. She wrote a progressively vulnerable depiction of her life, but didn't edit it because it wasn't going to be her singing it. And then it ended up being her singing it, so it just feels so intimate and really intense. The bridge on that song is probably one of the highlights of the record, to me. It's a foot-stomper."
Please sign in or register to post comments.


Be the first to comment...

Bill Medley of The Righteous BrothersSongwriter Interviews

Medley looks back on "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" - his huge hits from the '60s that were later revived in movies.

Curt Kirkwood of Meat PuppetsSongwriter Interviews

The (Meat)puppetmaster takes us through songs like "Lake Of Fire" and "Backwater," and talks about performing with Kurt Cobain on MTV Unplugged.

QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

Lajon Witherspoon of SevendustSongwriter Interviews

The Sevendust frontman talks about the group's songwriting process, and how trips to the Murder Bar helped forge their latest album.

Jesus Christ Superstar: Ted Neeley Tells the Inside StorySong Writing

The in-depth discussion about the making of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley, who played Jesus in the 1973 film.

Chris ReaSongwriter Interviews

It took him seven years to recover from his American hit "Fool (If You Think It's Over)," but Chris Rea became one of the top singer-songwriters in his native UK.