TEEN released a new video for their song, “Popular Taste” which is a fun dance number that makes you want to get up and start moving around. The lyrics, “everybody get that popular taste” is weaved throughout the song. In the video, the three sisters are sitting together on a couch mouthing the words to the song in symbiotic fashion. The house party filled with women ensues where they rock stylish fashion and show off some dance moves having a good time.
The band comments, “Popular Taste” is about how consumerism leaves us thirsty and how that affects us as musicians. When I have found myself catering to popularity, trends, likes, and brand, thirst became insatiable. It seems obvious, but the trap is tricky.”
In an article the band is described as having made a career by ‘gobbling up current pop music trends alongside snippets of passé and esoteric pop/rock subgenres, subverting them into their own unique blend of past and present styles.’ Video director Charles Billot reflects the band’s need to unabashedly join the crowd in conversation, dancing and natural form. TEEN is comprised of the Lieberson sisters with lead singer Teeny, vocalist/keyboardist Lizzie and drummer Katherine.
In 2012, mxdwn named the band as The Best New Artist a truly great honor. Their new album, Good Fruit will be released on March 1 and includes an original cookbook called Good Food, an added bonus to purchasing the album. They are the daughters of noted composer, Peter Lieberson, hail originally from Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 2015, the band toured with Will Butler of Arcade Fire.
TEEN is most well known for their track “All The Same” in 2014. They just released a new song, “Pretend” and the album, Good Fruit will be their fifth studio album, an emotional project about the loss of love. Prior to this single, the group had released the singles “Only Water” and “Runner.”
The band’s 2016 album Love Yes is described as a bursting, harmony-infused synthpop thesis on embracing love. The new album, Good Fruit, is described as a look at what happens after love fades. “A lot of what ties Good Fruit in…is forging new paths for ourselves and letting go of old ways of doing things,” Teeny says. The band is currently touring stops around the United States through May 2019.
In a recent interview, the band admits they have masterfully evaded writing saccharine-filled love songs about heartache. “We avoid writing like that because we hate how sugary it is,” Lizzie says. Both Lizzie and Teeny credit a small piece of this outlook on creation to Buddhism, which their parents practiced. “There’s not much room for romance because your approach is pretty practical,” Teeny observes. “The most beautiful thing is just being with other people and listening and really having an experience. That’s true romance.”
Photo Credit: Raymond Flotat