STAFF PICKS: Tourist ‘Everyday’ Album


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GRAMMY-winning UK producer and composer Tourist ‘Everyday’ Album is out today.

Today, Tourist celebrates the release of his second album Everyday. In support of his new record, Will Phillips aka Tourist will be heading back to North American shores starting next week for appearances in Boston, Chicago, New York, Seattle, and the run ends at San Francisco’s Noisepop and San Diego’s CRSSD Festival.

Tourist – Love Theme


On the on collaborative track “Love Theme” taken from Everyday Tourist said. “It started with my friend Shura playing me this demo she had of her and a piano with the lyrics “I don’t want to be the centre of attention but, I want your love”. That sentiment really resonated with me, that feeling of longing for someone’s affection but also realizing that in itself can be an unattractive quality, I like the duality of that sentiment, and Love Theme is me exploring that territory.”

Counting artists such as Flume and Porter Robinson as fans, Tourist known heavily as an artist’s artist. His critically acclaimed and triple j feature album U (2016) came following a GRAMMY win for co-writing Sam Smith’s breakout single “Stay With Me.” Previously he’s released four EP’s include a self-titled debut (2012), Tonight (2013), Patterns (2014) and most recently Wash (2017) with lead single “We Stayed Up All Night” feat. Ardyn” becoming a radio favorite.

Previous singles for the new album Everyday include ”Apollo,” “Someone Else,” “Hearts” and the most recent track “Emily,” a mesmerizing and atmospheric dance song that perfectly encapsulates Tourist’s unrivaled talent as a producer and composer.

On the record as a whole Tourist says “Everyday is my attempt to make an album that reflects my life in a way that is hopefully sincere and honest. I’m happy now, and much of this music is simply the result of me enjoying the creative process and exploring how sounds can make me feel. It’s about being vulnerable, unsure, joyous, bored, wistful and everything in-between that doesn’t fit into being happy or sad. It’s me embracing my everyday experience of being someone who can’t quite believe how lucky he is to do this for a living, and reflecting on what it is to be a husband, brother, son and self.”


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“Anthemic” “Rich and complete,” “Blended together with expert craftsmanship” – Pitchfork

“…electronic music that’s packed with heart, soul and emotion.” – i-D

“Optimistic vocals with a playful combination of synth and percussion that oozes with an uplifting gleefulness.” – Pilerats

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Photo Credit: Daniella Maiorano