[WATCH] Tourist – “U” (Dir. Jake Robinson + Dillon Moore)
UK electronic producer and GRAMMY award winner Tourist (William Phillips) recently released his new music video for “U” along with his February 2017 Australian headline shows. The video for “U” is a co-direct project by frequent collaborator Jacob Robinson and multi-talent Dillon Moore.
Tourist’s “U” is an audible treat for the listener. Fragmented vocal samples are paired with off kilter synths in something that closely resembles a break beat version of Bondax or Jamie XX. Robinson and Moore’s stylistic approach to the music video parallels the track: a woman’s face is interrupted by a few frames of a smoldering fire. The music video is as ominous as it is visually appealing. Serene landscapes are used as reference points for tracking shots of a man and a woman walking toward an uncertain destination.
The track is just one of the ten tracks on Phillips debut album U. Picking up a GRAMMY last year for his co-writer role on Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me”, Tourist wrote the debut album over the course of several years. Taking the listener through the beginnings of a relationship to the parting of ways, the 10-track offering takes a more minimal approach, following previous singles and EPs including 2015’s “Holding On” (ft. Josef Salvat & Niia) which clocked over 1.9 million SoundCloud streams.
Watch the music video for “U” below:
Tourist live dates:
Fri 11.18 – Manchester, UK @ The Warehouse Project
Sat 11.26 – Cologne, GER @ Melt.zip 2016
Tue 11.29 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
Wed 11.30 – Leeds, UK @ Wardrobe
Thu 12.01 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory
Fri 12.02 – London, UK @ Oval Space
Wed 12.7 – Paris, FR @ Winter Camp Festival 2016
Thu 12.8 – Nancy, FR @ Winter Camp Festival 2016
Fri 12.9 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Thu 1.26 – Brisbane @ Brisbane Showgrounds (Laneway)
Sat 1.28 – Melbourne @ Footscray Community Arts Centre And The River’s Edge (Laneway)
Mon 1.30 – New Zealand @ Auckland Albert Park (Laneway)
Fri 2.3 – Port Adelaide @ Hart’s Mill (Laneway)
Sat 2.4 – Rozelle @ Sydney College of the Arts (Laneway)
Sun 2.5 – Fremantle @ Esplanade Reserve and West End (Laneway)