"I’m interested in exploring human themes through sound. Family, mental health, loss, love," the Grammy-winning producer says of the newly released track. "I sit at home by myself most days, writing music. It’s quite an insular life, and it can be claustrophobic, but I suppose much of my new music is an attempt to produce work that is outwardly facing. I want my music to connect and to tell a human story through samples, sounds and melody."
Phillips also has a video directed by Nigel Shafran which will be released soon. In addition to the new music, he has also launched Tourist Essentials, a curated collection of Tourist music dating back to his 2012 material.
Hear the instrumental "Apollo" below.