After almost three years since their last EP, 2017’sWe Can Die Happy, Tennis have announced their return, and it’s coming at you next Valentine’s Day. Which, of course, for the husband-and-wife duo, makes perfect sense.
Last Friday (November 8), the Denver-based pair shared that their new record Swimmer will drop on February 14, 2020, and also debuted their first track from the LP. Titled “Runner,” the new tune and accompanying video revive Tennis’ sprightly indie pop with visuals inspired by singer Alana Moore’s love of “old musicals and all things Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Bob Fosse.”
“‘Runner’ is the first song we wrote for our fifth record,” says Moore. “It began as a guitar riff Patrick recorded while we were living off grid, anchored in a fisherman’s cove called San Juanico. The only instruments we had on board were an acoustic guitar and a drum sequencer, but the limitations seemed to work in our favor. Until that point we had no clear vision for our writing. The demo Patrick recorded that day outlined our future, the first contours of our next record.”