For the past few years, Canadian electronica artist Talltale has been making waves as an independent artist. Her witty lyrics and distinct vocal stylings have taken her very far in a short amount of time, enabling her to win Best Electronic Song of 2018 in the Canadian Songwriting Competition, Artist to Watch at the EMAs, and a nomination as Electronic/Dance Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. She has also performed at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, as her latest album A Japanese Fever Dream took off in a major way. Continuing to grow and build herself as a pop artist, Talltale gives us “Tennis Club,” which further cements her reputation as a “promising pop writer.”
Filled with clever tennis puns, “Tennis Club” is a lighthearted attempt at getting over someone. Backed by a sparkling 80s synth-pop production, Talltale tells the story about how she took up tennis to heal from a breakup. Throughout the song, she mentions how she is not one for sports and despises tennis, but welcomes this new distraction. She nonchalantly sings, “I joined a tennis club to get my mind off of you / That’s what the self-help books all told me to do,” hoping that this game will make a breakthrough. You can check it out below.
About the single, Talltale shares,
“I had been going through a rough time trying to get over someone, and I think in those situations you can get so desperate that you’ll try just about anything to distract yourself! There are a lot of sad and serious songs written about this topic, so I thought it would be fun to do a more humorous take on it and write about joining a tennis club to get over the break-up.”
You can listen to “Tennis Club” on platforms like Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Spotify.