Tourist Releases New EP, Patterns
Yesterday, April 22nd, Tourist released his highly anticipated EP, Patterns, via Monday Records in the USA. Patterns is wonderfully crafted and full of fun beats and a bit of melodic drama. Tourist has enlisted talents such as Lianne La Hava and Will Heard to take this EP to the next level. Its funky sounds and cascading beats make for a fresh and fun listening experience that will take you on an electronic adventure. Tourist, aka William Phillips, has evolved quite a bit since his first EP, Placid Acid, and we are loving the direction he is taking. Aside from this exciting release, Tourist also has a summer packed full of huge festivals including Wakarusa, Lightning in a bottle and Counterpoint Festival.
Tourist – Patterns EP
01. Trust In You
02. Patterns feat. Lianne La Hava
04. I Can’t Keep Up feat. Will Heard
Patterns opens with “Trust in You,” which begins with a repetitive, hypnotic beat that sucks you in and gets your ears feeling real good. The tempo picks up around the two minute mark and takes you on a wonderful, trippy, musical journey. Next on the EP is the new release and title track “Patterns” (Ft. Lianne La Hava). It starts off with playful, bubbly sounds, then at :29 Lianne La Hava’s voice enters in and heads directly to your soul. The track gets a bit monotonous at times, but the beat is catchy and the vocals are mesmerizing – Check it out below:
“Patterns” Feat Lianne La Hava
Following Patterns and lightening the mood a bit, “Together” begins with a quiet, thumping beat and intermittent symbols that get you tapping your foot before you even realize what you’re doing. “We should be together” is echoed throughout the song, and matched with cascading sounds and faded vocals, it has a very chill atmosphere about it. Wrapping up the album is my personal favorite, “I Can’t Keep Up” (Ft. Will Heard). The song is somewhat emotional, with Will Heard asking, “Won’t somebody give a fuck?” and pulling at your heartstrings. This one is certain to get stuck in your head for days to come. Listen for yourself below:
“I Can’t Keep Up” Featuring Will Heard
The vibe of this EP is wonderful. It is very pleasing to the soul, and you can really lose yourself in the melodies and hypnotic tunes. We can’t wait to see what Tourist has in store for us next. Stay tuned to Sensible Reason for the latest releases and reviews!