"I encourage young artists out there to collaborate with each other all the time. Bands constantly come to us for advice — young artists, aspiring artists, singers, writers, etc. — and I always say now, the best thing you can do is go and collaborate with someone else, because you are broadening your horizon right away. Instantly you are learning from someone else, and I think that that’s the best way to become a good writer."

Tegan Quin, of Tegan and Sara, on the benefits of collaboration.

Hear the fizzy synth pop duo Tegan and Sara perform in the Soundcheck studio.

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