Tegan, older by eight minutes, assured that the answer is no, and that the song and its title was inspired by her sister's epiphany during a noncommittal dating situation with a woman.
"Neither Sarah or I are like that, so she was dating someone and this person was zeroing in on someone else she'd been seeing as long as Sarah.
So Sarah was like, ' You're treating me like a boyfriend here, you're calling me every night, we're going out all the timelet's lock this down.' I love that Sarah used the term 'boyfriend,' because I felt like I say that in my relationship, too.
Totally, my girlfriend treats me like a dumb boyfriend all the time." The twins' new album, Love You To Death ( Warner Bros.
), can only be interpreted as sparkling '80s-inspired contemporary dance-pop, a synth-rich marriage of New Zealand's Ladyhawke, Sweden's Lykke Li and Katy Perry, the latter of whom they opened for on the 2014 "Prismatic" tour.
"Boyfriend" has already been followed up with a bouncy, bona fide earworm, "U-Turn," that seems to owe as much a tip of the hat to Tom Tom Club's iconic '80s ditty "Genius of Love" as Norway's electro-diva Annie.
Every one of the album's 10 songs will be accompanied by a video created in collaboration with "directors and artists who are queer, or transgender, or women, or people of color," Tegan stated.