TOURIST COMPANY RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR HEARTFELT LATEST SINGLE ‘TIL WE DISAPPEAR
FORTHCOMING SOPHOMORE ALBUM
SET TO DROP IN 2020
Toronto, ON – December 6, 2019 – Today, Tourist Company share the visual for their latest single, ‘Til We Disappear – the third track to be released from their anticipated forthcoming sophomore album, which is set for release in the new year. Inspired by a deeply personal life event, the track is a heartfelt expression of unwavering love, while the video perfectly captures the emotional tension behind the song. Watch ‘Til We Disappear here.
‘Til We Disappear is the most personal song that the band has released to-date – based on a real-life event that the band’s singer/songwriter, Taylor Swindells, experienced. Directed by Sterling Larose, the video reflects the emotion of the song, rather than the specific event – taking on a surreal feeling, where viewers might be able to see their own personal experiences and emotions through this visual.
“This was the last song written for this record and it’s a little bit of an aside from the rest of the album,” reflects Tourist Company singer-songwriter, Taylor Swindells. “I wasn’t intending on writing any more songs for this project but life had other plans. I’d just come home from tour when my partner sat me down and told me she wasn’t pregnant – which was kind of a strange way to start a conversation. I remember my heart leaping into my throat not really being certain what was going to happen next. She told me that her doctor didn’t know what was wrong with her – she was eight weeks late and had taken two pregnancy tests herself, but the doctor’s test had come back negative. She was categorically not pregnant. This left two options that were both terrifying: either she could never have kids, or she had uterine cancer and we had no way of knowing if or how much it had spread. I wrote this song pretty shortly after that conversation, trying not to freak out but knowing that I loved her more than anything and that was never going to change.
Moments like that bring a lot of clarity to what actually matters. Without those terrifying events, it’s hard to know how deep anything in life really is. All I wanted right then and there was for her to know that I loved her no matter what and that was never going to change. Two weeks later after another doctor’s test we found out that she was actually just pregnant the whole time, which was the BIGGEST relief. We still don’t know what medically happened but we’re very happy to be parents now.
Even though this song wasn’t originally set within the world of the new album, it seemed like a fitting way to end a record about processing bad news. I felt all the stages of this album in those two weeks when our world was turned upside down, but the truth was, all that mattered was ‘I will love you ‘til we disappear’.”
Adds Tourist Company drummer, Brenon Parry: “The video for ‘Til We Disappear is relationship-based and, to me, can convey the emotions of loss, grief anger…all of which, I feel can resonate with anyone who has been tied up with a significant other.”
In an industry as volatile as the music business, making a career as an indie band can seem daunting, if not downright impossible. For Tourist Company, the Vancouver-based musical duo of Taylor Swindells and Brenon Parry, they haven’t let the uneasiness of their life choice hinder them in any way. In fact, they seem to have taken that tension and used it as creative tinder.
When they met back in 2009, they knew the ease and openness of collaborating on music together they had was unique. Fast forward to 2013, when they decided to make it official, and formed Tourist Company. They released their debut record Apollo to critical acclaim in their home country and toured it relentlessly across Canada and the world, playing shows in the United States, Europe, and Mexico.