Tennis announces new album and shares new song “One Night With the Valet”
Pollen Release scheduled for February 10, 2023 via Mutually Detrimental
November 16, 2022
Denver duo (and real-life husband and wife) Tennis announced the release of a new album, Pollen, which will be released on February 10, 2023 via their own label Mutually Detrimental. They also shared a new song from the album, “One Night With the Valet.” Listen to the new song and check out the album art below.
In a press release, Alaina Moore of Tennis said: “We wanted to write a big album, something radio-friendly, but our songs don’t follow conventional pop structures. Instead of refrains with universal themes, I write with a specificity that is new to me, focusing on the smallest details of our lives. The more we try to broaden our scope, the more we turn inward.
“To avoid falling back into old habits, we used instruments and equipment that are new to us. We work alone and Patrick engineers. The sounds he creates are as fundamental as any part he writes. We resist the urge to overedit or do too many takes. Unlike previous albums which were more of a wall of sound, we make a point of not overwhelming my voice with a dense mix.
“We named the album POLLEN. It’s about small things with big consequences: a particle, a moment, a choice. This is me in a fragile state; sometimes inhabited freely, sometimes reacted against. He strives to stay in the moment without falling into fear. It’s about how I can be destroyed by one tiny thing.
Tennis’ previous album, Swimmerwas released in 2020 via Mutually Detrimental.