Today, UK-based producer and composer Tourist announces his 4-trackWash EP to be released on October 27th. The project is already available for pre-order here. This follow up release to the 2016 debut U, features new tracks in collaboration with Swim Mountain & Esther Joy on “Sleepwalking”, JONES on “Apart”, the previously revealed single “We Stayed Up All Night” ft Ardyn and the track “Hush” rounds out the EP. Last month Tourist revealed a collection of “We Stayed Up All Night” remixes, including versions from Tom Demac and Matthew Dear here, offering new takes on his EP’s lead single. Tourist recently wrapped a string of US tour dates supporting Bonobo and Bob Moses, his first shows in the states since his stellar Coachella performance earlier this year.
Here’s what’s next for London-based, GRAMMY-winning songwriter and electronic musician 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, colorful music and I’ve loved being more collaborative once again. These tracks are my favorite music I’ve produced so far, Tourist will always change with each release and I’ve loved pushing the sound into a new place.”
Tourist 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.
Tourist – Wash EP
01. We Stayed Up All Night (feat. Ardyn)
02. Apart (feat. JONES)
03. Sleepwalking (feat. Swim Mountain & Esther Joy)
Wed. 11.22 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios (SOLD OUT)
Thu. 11.23 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios (SOLD OUT)
Sat. 12.30 – NSW. Australia @ Lost Paradise
Sun. 12.31 – Perth, Australia @ Origin NYE
Sat. 1.6 – FOMO Festival – Brisbane, Australia
Sun. 1.7 – FOMO Festival – Adelaide, Australia
Sat. 1.13 – FOMO Festival – Sydney, Australia
All – http://smarturl.it/WSUAN_Remixes