By Maya-Roisin Slater
VANCOUVER — The Tourist Company was once a group of acoustic guitar toting woodsmen and women, who first met singing around a fire at summer camp.
Songs sung ‘round a campfire usually conjure memories of such familiar masterpieces as “Funky Chicken” or “Found a Peanut”, hardly reminiscent of the sophisticated pop approach to folk tunes the Tourist Company takes on in their music today.
From harmonizing over s’mores to placing as one of the top three in the 2014 Peak Performance Project, this ambitious quartet is going places, and booking express tickets to get there.
Today the Tourist Company releases the lyric video for “Shouldn’t Believe,” the lead single off their forthcoming album set to be released in 2016. Launching off the theme of their last musical offering, a four-song EP called Space Race, the video features computer-generated constellations mixed with vintage footage from the stars. Though the aesthetic vibe they’re going for may still be interplanetary, the music itself drifts away from their previous material as the band experiments with their sound.
This single is heavy on the alt-pop, it’s clean yet broody, more like the kind of song you would sing when everybody else has gone back to their cabins, and the rain has put out your campfire.
This thoughtful preview gives us a juicy taste of the new spaces the Tourist Company is setting out to explore with their music in the coming year. You shouldn’t believe everything you read on the Internet, so take it with a grain of salt when we tell you this song is the perfect thing to listen to as you come down from your summer high and turn to face the reality of another winter. You don’t need to give into another year of lost resolutions and Seasonal Affective Disorder, let this tune help you tell the coming year who’s boss.
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