Tennis is back with the second single from their highly anticipated sixth album Pollen, sharing the newest track “Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight” and announcing a colossal tour as well. Like the first single “One Night with the Valet,” each new preview of their upcoming album conjures up a gleaming and glittery vision of sleek melodies gliding over lush romance. They’ll be playing at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, along with stops at the Fox Theater in Oakland, the Crystal Ballroom in Portland, and the Beacon Theatre in New York.

“Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight” is filled with all the groovy staples of the duo couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. From the shimmer of thrilling synths and vibrant percussion to its nostalgia-saturated production. Throw in Moore’s soul-gladdening vocals which saunter in and out like aural beams of light and you have a song that just radiates with Tennis’ overwhelming spirit. Though it wouldn’t be exactly complete without gushing intensely over one’s lover or recognizing the kind of euphoric strength that’s provided by them.

“‘Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight’ is all hubris, attitude, and wish fulfillment. I’m turning water into wine,” Tennis said of the single. “I’m reshaping my reality through projection or denial. While tracking with Patrick I kept envisioning the same scene: I’m in the passenger’s seat. Patrick drives with one hand on the wheel and one on my thigh. This song plays us out.”

The music video for “Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight,” directed by the band themselves, sees them performing the track in a characteristically spectacular fashion. As it opens with Moore glistening in a reflective dress the scene begins to cut to a variety of visually engrossing and retro set pieces.

There are those slow fades that leave a ghostly image of Moore dancing over a close-up of her face or the many floating keyboards (and a giant glowing one) that they start flourishing on. And that spiraling disco finish with its delirium of singed guitar riffs is absolutely impossible to shake.

artist to watch in 2023
artist to watch in 2023

See Tennis at the Hollywood Palladium on April 28. See a full list of tour dates below!

Pollen the new album from Tennis is out February 10 via Mutually Detrimental, preorder it here.

Visit Tennis on their website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.

Tennis tour

14 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall SOLD OUT
15 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall

24 – Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
25 – Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
27 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
29 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club SOLD OUT
30 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
31 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia

1 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues
4 – Homer, NY – Center for the Arts of Homer
5 – Toronto, ON – History
7 – Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
8 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
11 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
12 – Lawrence, KS – Liberty Hall
14 – Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
15 – Aspen, CO – Belly Up Aspen
16 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
20 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
21 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theatre
22 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
24 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre
25 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
26 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
28 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
29 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Bar & Grill 

2 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
4 – Austin, TX – ACL Live
5 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
6 – Dallas, TX – South Side Music Hall

Words by Steven Ward

Watch the music video for “Let’s Make a Mistake Tonight” the new single from Tennis below!