Following on from the release of their much-loved 2020 LP 'SWIMMER', Tennis have now announced their plans for a new studio album, arriving early next year.
The new full-length 'POLLEN' is being previewed by the new lead single 'One Night With The Valet', and is set to be released on the 10th February via their own Mutually Detrimental label.
Speaking about the new record, the band's Alaina Moore said, “We wanted to write a big album, something suited for radio, but our songs don’t follow conventional pop structures. Instead of choruses with universal themes, I write with a specificity that is new to me, narrowing in on the smallest details of our lives. The more we try to broaden our scope, the more we turn inward.
“To keep ourselves from falling into old habits, we used instruments and gear that are new to us. We work alone and Patrick engineers. The sounds he creates are as foundational as any part he writes. We resist the urge to over edit or do too many takes. Unlike previous albums which have been more wall of sound, we make a point not to overpower my voice with a dense mix.
“We named the album POLLEN. It is about small things with big consequences: a particle, a moment, a choice. It is me in a fragile state; sometimes inhabited freely, sometimes reacted against. It is striving to remain in a moment without slipping into dread. It is about the way I can be undone by a very small thing.”
Have a listen to 'One Night With The Valet' in the player below.