While James Blake's surprise album The Colour In Anything stole the headlines this week, you might've missed out on another poignant, electronic British release. Tourist's U also arrived this Friday May 6. Tourist, aka London's William Phillips, offers up crisp production, pitched vocals and upbeat jams over the ten track U. Phillips shared the following on the album:
This is an album that reflects on a relationship I had with someone. I called it U as the word 'You' looks a bit accusatory, and the tone of this album certainly isn't bitter. U is a shape that is balanced but also incomplete so I thought it was a nice visual metaphor for a failed relationship.
Stream Tourist U and view Tourist's upcoming concert dates below. You can purchase the album here.
Tourist U tracklist
01 “U” 02 “To Have You Back” 03 “Run” 04 “Wait” 05 “My Love (Interlude)” 06 “Waves” 07 “Too Late” 08 “Foolish” 09 “Separate Ways” 10 “For Sarah”
Tourist Tour Dates
05/07 Dublin, Ireland @ Academy Green Room 05/09 Glasgow, Scotland @ King Tut’s 05/10 Manchester, England @ Deaf Institute 05/11 London, England @ XOYO 05/12 Brighton, England @ The Haunt 05/20-22 Gulf Shores, AL @ Hangout Festival 05/25-30 Lake San Antonio, CA @ Lightning In A Bottle 06/11-12 London, England @ Field Day 06/17-20 Dufur, OR @ What The Festival 07/02 Amsterdam, The Netherlands @ Pitch Festival 07/15-17 Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival 07/14-16 Scranton, PA @ Camp Bisco 07/22-24 Oro-Medonte, ON @ WayHome Festival 07/22-24 Seattle, WA @ Capitol Hill Block Party 07/24 New York, NY @ Panorama 08.06 Oxfordshire, UK @ Wilderness Festival 09.10 Isle of Wight, UK @ Bestival