[DANCE] TOURIST  ft. Years & Years – “Illuminate” (MJ Cole Remix)

[DANCE] TOURIST ft. Years & Years – “Illuminate” (MJ Cole Remix)

[DANCE] TOURIST ft. Years & Years – “Illuminate” (MJ Cole Remix)


[DANCE] TOURIST  ft. Years & Years - "Illuminate" (MJ Cole Remix)

The dark is creeping in. I don’t mean that in an existential way. No, I’ll leave the dark stuff to our senior editor, Kavi. I mean it in the most visible of ways: winter has come and the days now grow eerily dark all too soon. This world needs more light for these cold, bleak days. Now talking about “Illuminate” at such a shallow level undermines the truth lying under the surface – our human tendency to hide who we truly are from those we are closest to. Is it because we don’t want them to paint a negative picture of us? Or perhaps it’s because you feel like no one else can bear the weight of your baggage. Whatever the reason, it’s time to let go. Give in to vulnerability. “Illuminate” your true self to those around you. As if he was calling you out – begging you to unwrap yourself – MJ Cole laces this concept with bouncy synths and a deep R&B groove, packaging TOURIST‘s track with a bright, shiny wrapper, inviting you to taste the sweetness within yourself. Check out the jams below and if you like what you hear, you can purchase TOURIST’s latest self-titled EP here.

“It’s not the same
when you’re next to me
Are you hiding
what you believe?”




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