A person who is always travelling or visiting a place for pleasure. That’s how William Phillips’ name defines his adventures as a musician. “It allows me to write whatever I want. My writing takes me to lots of places: electronica, garage, piano. I want to write anything, and the name Tourist lets me do that.” Deep house and club-pop aside, behind this polished and digitally produced sound, still lurks a true musical soul, that boy who played the piano. Throughout past EPs, William has had a keen interest in organic field recordings, and everyday sounds from his house are manipulated into rhythmic elements to provide the drums for ‘I Can’t Keep Up’. And his musical contributions often stretch further than Tourist with long time writing partner Jimmy Napes. Napes wrote UK top 20 hit ‘Latch’ for Disclosure and Sam Smith, and Tourist worked with him in writing another track for Smith’s forthcoming album.