This month Italian dreampop duo Welcome Back Sailors will issue their eagerly anticipated new album, Tourismo, on the We Were Never Being Boring indie imprint/collective. The follow-up to 2011’s acclaimed synth-filled gem Yes/Sun finds kindred musical spirits Alesio and Danilo drawing inspiration from iconic ’80s groups like Tears For Fears and marrying their ideas with the mutual love of the acts on the New York/London Cascine label (WBS remixed Cascine’s Keep Shelly in Athens’ “Stronger” last year).
As they count down the days until they unveil their album that’s brimming with musical maturation, we’re pleased to world premiere “Faces” from Tourismo, a gorgeous, thoughtful and synth-driven slice of heaven that’s guaranteed to take you back to the future.
“About a year ago we found out about a garage sale of a guy we’d been told had an old Korg,” they tell Big Shot about the song’s genesis. “We went to take a look and found an absolutely perfect Poly61 that we brought home for a dime. We turned it on, and the first random notes we played became the beginning of ‘Faces.’ This is a song with a deep ’80s soul, but a slightly melancholic atmosphere. It is like a written note scribbled on a Post-It after a trip, but it could as well represent our lives so far.”
Have a listen to “Faces” below and get a taste of what’s in store on Tourismo.
Welcome Back Sailors’ Tourismo is released via We Were Never Being Boring on November 24.