Over the last few months London producer Tourist has given us a few incredible new singles – ‘Your Love’ & ‘Avalanche’ – while also promising he has a whole new album on the way, and this week he has made good on that promise.
“Inside Out” is Tourist’s fourth studio album and it is a glorious ten-track collection of atmospheric house music, which explores themes of loss, friendship, the ephemerality of everything, becoming a father and longing for the connection of other human beings. He also says it is something he never actually thought he would create and probably never will again…
“It was never a record I had imagined I would write, nor one I would want to again – but the process of creating these tracks was my attempt to make music that comforted me and explored the gamut of emotions one experiences after losing someone. Being unable to see others in the aftermath meant that writing music was a healthy way to occupy myself, and as soon as I felt like the record was in tribute to this person – the album really just wrote itself.
Amongst all of this, it was still important to me that if someone listened to the music with no understanding of what the record is about – it might speak to them purely on a sonic and musical level. My aim wasn’t to write a murky, heavy album to express these themes, but one that felt both euphoric, celebratory and melancholic all at once.” – Tourist
out now via: Monday Records
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