Tourist – Run (Original Mix)
William Phillips, better known by his stage name, Tourist, is one of London’s most prodigious recent exports. The young talent already has three EPs under his belt, in addition to a 2015 Grammy Award for Song of the Year, due to his co-writing of Sam Smith‘s highly regarded “Stay With Me.”
By the looks of it, 2016 will be a year of continued development and success for the artist’s career, as he steps into the spotlight with the forthcoming release of his debut album, U. Four tracks have already been released from the imprint, with the most recent coming in the form of effulgent and emotive song, “Run.” Commencing with serene, echoing vocals, the track quickly picks up tempo with an infectious hook and transforms into a production that is upbeat, yet rather calming at the same time. “Run” is another demonstration of Phillips’ innovative ability to strike at the emotions, utilizing layered, simplistic sounds and a driving background beat to convey a story with his music.
U will be released via Monday Records on May 6.