There’s not a whole lot of pop tracks that are gonna slide their way into my inbox that could top “Tennis Court”. Lorde seems to be a fairly popular figure, but she’s new to me. To be honest, I’m not even sure how to pronounce her name. Lord-y? Loord? I have no clue. Doesn’t matter anyway.
The track is hard to describe without being overly generic. Lorde’s vocal cadence does as much for it as anything, though the beat does give me some vintage indie pop vibes. I’m kind of torn on all these “yeah” interjections, though. At times it seems good, and at other times oddly campy. Maybe intentional?
“Tennis Court” is the first UK single, but not the first single for US listeners such as us. It’s going to be something else new, and that sounds good to me.