Tourist – “Run”

London producer Tourist has hinted at the full details of his forthcoming debut, U. He’s already shared the lead single “To Have You Back” and gave it a matching set of visuals. Today, he drops the followup, “Run,” along with all the album’s details. Tourist had this to say about his full-length debut:

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, I thought it was a nice visual metaphor for a failed relationship.

“Run” is a slow-builder, with repetitive stutters and wobbly synths on a long intro before bouncy drum pattern, shifting atmospheric sweeps, and more playful synths join and envelope heavily-echoed vocal samples. It gets really groovy around the halfway point and keeps that danceable energy up until a much needed cool-down and dissolving outro. Check it out.

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”

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

U is out 5/6. Pre-order is available here.

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