Tennis Release “Forbidden Doors” Before New Album

Acclaimed indie-pop duo Tennis have shared “Forbidden Doors,” the third single from their highly anticipated sixth studio album, Pollen, arriving this month via their own Mutually Detrimental label on Friday, February 10, 2023. Pre-orders are available now.

“Sonically, Forbidden Doors filled out something essential that was missing from the record. I took my time writing lyrics that fit the world without altering it. The music gave me a sense of driving away from something. Patrick and I have done a lot of that– trading one city skyline for another, releasing something to make room for what’s next.”

Pollen was announced in November 2022 with the song “One Night With The Valet,” followed by “Let’s Make A Mistake Tonight” last month. Both arrived with official music videos streaming now on Tennis’ official YouTube channel, and were met by immediate applause upon release.

Tennis will mark the arrival of POLLEN with a wide-ranging international live schedule getting underway with a two-night St. Valentine’s Day stand at London’s historic Islington Assembly Hall, set for February 14 and 15. North American dates begin March 24 at The Eastern in Atlanta, GA, and then continue through early May. Highlights include shows at such legendary venues as Washington, DC’s 9:30 Club (March 29-30), New York City’s Beacon Theatre (April 1), and Los Angeles, CA’s world-famous Hollywood Palladium (April 28). For complete details and ticket availability, please visit

POLLEN marks the eagerly awaited follow-up to Tennis’ milestone fifth album, 2020’s acclaimed SWIMMER. Written during a four-month sailing excursion in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, and then produced and recorded by Riley and Moore in their Denver, CO home studio, the album saw the duo elevating their distinctive pop approach to heretofore unexplored new heights on such breakthrough singles as “Runner” and “Need Your Love,” both of which are joined by colorful companion videos directed by Luca Venter and streaming now at the official Tennis YouTube channel. Tennis followed SWIMMER with an original new single, “Borrowed Time,” penned exclusively for Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty and available now for streaming and download. The track was featured in the closing moments of S05 E09 “Forgetting Sarick Mortshall,” the penultimate episode of the animated series’ landmark fifth season. 2021 also saw Tennis celebrating SWIMMER with their biggest North American live schedule to date, highlighted by sold-out headline shows – including two-night stands at both Los Angeles, CA’s Fonda Theatre and Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Steel – as well as show-stealing festival appearances across the country.


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