Welcome to our third installment of The Guest List 🔖 A collaborative playlist series where we invite artists to share their favorite songs of the moment. Next up, we have UK Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer, Tourist.
Growing up, Phillips fell in love with dance music: Goldie, Daft Punk and MJ Cole were favorites. In 1999, he started making beats on production software Reason; later, he taught himself piano by listening to his fathers pop records. In 2015, William Phillips won a Grammy Award for Song of the Year, as a co-writer for Sam Smith’s ‘Stay With Me.’ “It’s an absurd compliment,” he says, “but my intention has only been to write music and work with great musicians.”
Since then, Phillips has released four studio albums, including his latest standout ‘Inside Out’ this past year, as well as several solo EPs. He’s also done official remixes for Christine and the Queens, Churches, Deftones, Wolf Alice, and Swedish House Mafia & The Weeknd. After playing Coachella and Glastonbury and recently opening for Bonobo on tour, Tourist is hitting the road again with a new live show that will make his dreams come true: to feel everything, with everyone, through dance music.
GET TICKETS for his show at SOhO Music Club in Santa Barbara FEB 23 🎟️
- Written by Blake Nania