Tennis Announces New Album “Pollen”, Shares New Song “One Night with The Valet”
American indie pop band Tennis, consisting of Alaina Moore (vocals/keyboards) and Patrick Riley (guitar), announced their sixth studio album “Pollen” would be released on February 10, 2023.
It is their first album in three years since the 2020 album “Swimmer”.
The album comprises 10-track, produced by Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.
Alaina Moore said, “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.”
From the album, the band unveiled the first single called “One Night with The Valet” on November 15, 2022.
The song was written ans produced by Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.
The band shared on social media, “Today we share the first single, One Night with The Valet. It was first song we demoed but the last to be completed. It continues the strange pattern in our album-making process in which the last song written is our most cherished. It is the companion song to Hotel Valet. Together they describe my meeting Patrick for the first time while he worked graveyard shifts as a valet and I waitressed a few blocks down the street.”
- Alaina Moore said of the album, “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.”
She continued, “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.”
- source : Apple Music