The Tennis Duo did not just go through the trials, they braved them and came out of them much stronger. Before Swimmer I didn't find this band very interesting, it was good and rather fun, but apart from the hit singles and 2/3 songs here and there, Tennis didn't catch my attention because it was drowned out by the mass of indie pop bands that did similar things every year.
Paradoxically, life almost systematically forces you to go through difficult moments, through sorrows and questioning in order to evolve, and if that doesn't kill you, you know the saying: it makes you stronger. This change is clearly perceptible, because although they were able to keep their retro and romantic identities, on Swimmer the intensity they put is so palpable that it overflows. She feels as much in the writing, in the interpretation as musically what makes this album touching and contagious