Grammy-winning UK Producer Tourist Releases Single ‘Hearts’ + Tour Dates
GRAMMY-winning UK producer and composer Tourist has released a new song titled “Hearts”.
William Phillips aka Tourist says: “Hearts” came about from this one sound that caught my ear.
I started duplicating and layering it at different pitches and intervals, and these relationships started forming between each of the sounds that for some reason really moved me.
It then became this collage of rhythms and melody, and I thought it would be great if towards the end of the piece these sounds all found a common rhythm and fell in sync with each other, like two people falling in love. I guess it’s the best expression of my attempt to use sound to communicate human values, and it’s a piece of music I’m really proud of.”
“Hearts” follows Tourist’s previous singles “Apollo,” and “Someone Else” which were both released earlier this year, featuring artwork by acclaimed British photographer Nigel Shafran.
Tourist recently revealed Tourist Essentials – a curated collection of his music dating to 2012. William makes yearning, bittersweet dance tracks, his wide scope and artistry is showcased on the Essentials compilation. 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 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 NPR, Vice, Billboard and Rolling Stone Australia.
Tourist’s single “Run” landed #1 spot 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. Last October, Tourist shared his Wash EP, as well as remixes with Wolf Alice, Christine and The Queens and Rostam.
TOURIST live dates:
02/20/19 – Boston, MA @ Sonia
02/21/19 – Chicago, IL @ Sleeping Village
02/23/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ King’s Hall
02/26/19 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/01/19 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop
03/09/19 – Sydney, AUS @ Days Like This Festival
03/10/19 – Victoria, AUS @ Pitch Music & Arts Festival
03/16/19 – Singapore, MY @ Kilo Lounge
03/22/19 – Dublin, IE @ Academy Green Room
03/23/19 – Manchester, UK @ YES
03/27/19 – Bristol, UK @ Thekla
03/28/19 – London, UK @ EartH