GRAMMY Award-winning composer/producer Tourist is gearing up to release his long-awaited follow-up to 2016’s debut album U. Today, Annie Mac premiered the first single “We Stayed Up All Night (ft. Adryn)” on BBC Radio 1.
“We Stayed Up All Night” combines bright vocals from collaborator Ardyn with the breezy, laid-back instrumentation that Tourist has become known for. Hauntingly catchy, it simmers with optimism and youth, just in time for summer and more new music to unfold.
London-based songwriter and electronic musician William Phillips makes yearning, bittersweet dance tracks under the name Tourist. He’s considered an “artist’s artist”, with fans such as Flume and Porter Robinson supporting his releases. After the self-titled debut EP(2012), Tonight EP (2013), and Patterns EP (2014) featuring guest appearances by Lianne La Havas and Will Heard, as well as high-profile remixes for Chvrches, Haim, Christine and the Queens under his belt, Tourist went on to win the GRAMMY for co-writing the Sam Smith hit “Stay With Me”, and he released his debut album U (2016) to critical acclaim and support from outlets like Vice, Billboard and Rolling Stone Australia.
The single, “Run” landed with #1 spots on BBC Radio 1 dance charts and Hype Machine. This was soon followed by a string of sold out shows as a live favorite across the United States, Europe, and Australia, including major festival appearances at Glastonbury, Coachella (twice) and Bestival. Listen to “WE STAYED UP ALL NIGHT” (FT. ARDYN) HERE
Here’s what’s next for William Phillips aka Tourist: “With this new music, I wanted to make something that was more reflective of who I am now and how my life has changed over the past year. I moved out of my windowless studio and started writing from home again. I think subconsciously I’ve started writing more joyous, colourful music and I’ve loved being more collaborative once again. These tracks are my favourite music I’ve produced so far, Tourist will always change with each release and I’ve loved pushing the sound into a new place.”