Track of the Week: Tennis System feat. Chadwick Johnson, “Autophobia” (2021)

LA’s Tennis System have teamed with Hundreth‘s Chadwick Johnson for latest single, “Autophobia“. With a new LP (also titled Autophobia) on the way later this year, this glimpse of what’s to come has been dubbed this week’s Track of the Week!

The dictionary definition of autophobia is a fear of being alone, and with people experiencing lockdowns and isolation on a global scale, it probably feels all too familiar for some us. And for Tennis System’s Matty Taylor, it was taken to the extreme. Without a band to work with or gigs to play, things began to stagnate.

Enter Chadwick Johnson.

With Johnson on co-writing and producing duties, Taylor began shifting the Tennis System sound away from scuzzy guitars and pummelling drums towards synths and textured soundscapes. “Autophobia” is our latest exploration of that new direction – and we absolutely love it!

Taylor says:

” ‘Autophobia’ is about being in a relationship that has been dead for sometime. Rather than express how you feel about it or put in work to fix it, you bury your thoughts and feelings deep inside to avoid confrontation or having to face your biggest fear- being alone.”

Ready to give it a listen? Check out the lyric video below!

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