Rainbow angels aglow, a heart falling into someone's hands, crosses illuminating the darkness. ..Driving through a tunnel of twinkling lights, Tennis Club’s video for their latest single, “Mexico City,” captures all the vibrancy of adolescence. Released through Stupid Decisions Records, and the second track from their upcoming album Pink, the song makes time stop and your heart jump.

Drunken nights spent dancing at discos with the person who feels like Christmas, whose smile doesn’t even compare to the millions of lights flying by your window, “Mexico City” makes you feel like you’re falling in love. Practically written in her lipstick, it’s obvious this isn’t going to work out: but that doesn’t matter. Despite the rich girl attitude, the cocaine in the bathroom, the fact that she never calls, there’s still this hope, these youthful blinders that erase all the warning signs. With jangling guitar riffs and sugary sweet tones, you can practically feel the light they emit. This rush of running after the wrong-right person, of clinging to this feeling they give you with everything you have.

True to their DIY ethos, the song snaps and pops like it’s cracking under all the giddiness that comes with being completely enamoured with someone's sheer existence. This trademark charm along with his loose playing style and reverb drenched vocals adds to its coming of age nature. Shrouded in an aura of authenticity, it sounds like everything he was trying to repress just came rushing out in a blunder of adoration and exhalation.

Swept up by this blinding rhythm, “Mexico City” makes you want to turn off your head and lead with your heart. To dance around your room and sing along, knowing you’re going to get your heart broken but looking at them all reassured and stifled and knowing it’s worth it. Of shrugging off whatever pain might come, of not caring what’s going to happen or how much it’s going to cost you as long as you can stay in their light. Making everything shimmer and shine, Tennis Club once again leaves you in awe of the world.


samantha sullivan