The album will be released on vinyl as a Record Store Day exclusive via Graveface Records on April 21, followed by a digital release on April 27.
Recorded in Philadelphia with Jeff Zeigler (War on Drugs, Nothing, Kurt Vile) and in Los Angeles with Courtney Ballard (All Time Low, Anti-Flag), “P A I N” stays true to TENNIS SYSTEM’s characteristically lush, squalling soundscape, while continuing to thematically delve into the modern, youthful dilemmas of isolation, longing, failure and persistence as well as newly infused melodies filled with the sting of recent personal loss.
Founder/frontman Matty T. remarked on the video’s meaning, stating:
“Logan Rice and I came up with the concept for the C L E A R E R video, a song that questions why, in our modern age, no one seems true to themselves. The girl in the video represents us, somewhat alienated, jaded, but the same in each scenario she finds herself in. That’s what makes her so compelling, so strange to watch. She can only be herself, and that’s a metaphor for the band, too. Tennis System is its own thing. We stay in our own lane. Our own box.”