Writer, producer and composer Tourist announces his deeply personal fourth studio album Inside Out.
The news comes with the release of his first single “Your Love’”, accompanied by the official video. The full project is out May 20th via Tourists’ very own imprint Monday Records.
The first single to be taken from the ten-track album, “Your Love” marks a confident return for the British producer after a two-year hiatus. Speaking on the track, Tourist states: “This was one of those tracks I feel like I’ve been trying to write my entire life. I think the first time I heard it it made me cry. There was something very sincere about the sentiment of asserting a statement of love over and over on a dance track. In the end, It forms the centrepiece of the album, and is the one resounding sentiment I’d love people to take away from Inside Out.”
The video is accompanied by an official video directed by Duncan Loudon – who has worked with the likes of BADBADNOTGOOD, Skepta, Mount Kimbie, creating something that ultimately celebrates the sentiments Tourist was touching upon in the track.
The album was written in response to the sudden loss of a close friend during the pandemic of 2020, as the artist experienced the full range of emotions in his attempt to honour that person. Speaking on the album, Tourist explains: “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.”
The album is available for pre-order both digitally and on vinyl. It will also be rolled out alongside an exclusive LANDMRK campaign.
Listen and watch “Your Love” below.