Three years after their debut Yes/Sun, Italian dreampop duo Welcome Back Sailors (made up of members Alesio & Danilo) return with Tourismo. Inspired by the whirlwind tour following their first release which took them around the world, the band wanted to write about the people they met and places they saw; in addition, “tourism” describes movement, curiosity, relaxation. The eleven songs that make up Tourismo are described by the band itself as purely pop; the influences behind the new tracks include diverse contemporaries as Grizzly Bear, Sampha, Blood Orange, Beach House, Cascine, Chad Valley, London Grammar and more. Following the premiere of the “skating rink love story” video for first track “Best Friend”
The tracks of Tourismo slowly came to life during various sessions in the studio; the final track list is a selection of the tracks that are balanced enough to give the record uniformity and define the album’s identity. With Tourismo, Welcome Back Sailors’ classic synth sounds have found a new homogeneous wave. The main difference comparing this sophomore album to their debut is in the rhythmic choice, now more elaborated and less linear.
Welcome Back Sailors
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