Gearing up to release his long awaited follow up to 2016's debut album U, GRAMMY Award-winning composer /producer Tourist today unveils new single We Stayed Up All Night' (ft Ardyn). Premiered via Annie Mac at BBC Radio 1, the single is hauntingly catchy, simmering with optimism and youth. The new music follows the producer's Laneway Festival appearance and sold-out Australian sideshows earlier this year.
-We Stayed Up All Night' combines bright vocals from collaborator Ardyn with experimental, melodic and blissful instrumentation. Of his new track, Tourist says '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, colourful music and I've loved being more collaborative once again. These tracks are my favourite music I've produced so far, Tourist will always change with each release and I've loved pushing the sound into a new place."
With high-profile remixes for Chvrches, Haim, Christine and the Queens under his belt, the classically trained instrumentalist and producer released his self-titled debut EP (2012), Tonight EP (2013), and Patterns EP (2014) that saw features from vocalists including Lianne La Havas and Will Heard. Picking up a Grammy for his co-writer role on Sam Smith's -Stay With Me', Tourist released debut album U last year to critical acclaim. With co-signs from the likes of Flume and Porter Robinson, the triple j feature album included BBC Radio 1 playlisted and Hype Machine #1 -Run' alongside lead singles -To Have You Back' and -Too Late.'
Known for his captivating sets and with numerous sold-out shows across the United States, Europe and Australia, Tourist has become a live favourite. The producer has performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Pitch, Panorama, Bestival and Coachella, with 2017 marking his second appearance on the famed festival line-up.