Melbourne’s Running Touch references Daft Punk, Calvin Harris and Moby on new track
17.09.2021

Melbourne’s Running Touch references Daft Punk, Calvin Harris and Moby on new track

Running Touch

Running Touch is ticking all the heavyweight electronica boxes in releasing his new single 'Ceilings'.

Running Touch moulds organic and synthetic instrumentation on the new track, bringing in hints of punk, indie and pop genres in his follow up to ‘Juno’ as he seeks to establish a divergent reputation.

“I really fell in love with this loaded, anthemic sound in this period, referencing strong samplers who create synths and sounds that feel in-between organic and synthetic like Calvin Harris, Daft Punk and Leno,” he says.

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“I wanted to mix this with live drums, and I think that’s what really drives it into life. I tried out a lot of chorus vocals but settled on this because I felt reminiscent of one of my favourite songs: ‘Porcelain’, by Moby.”

He wrote the new track at the same time as his multi-platinum hit ‘Better Together’ (with Hayden James) as a “rumination on love” cycles through questions about intimacy.

“I thought the verses to be all the questions and problems, the chorus to be this disregard for those things and the release. It flourishes. Cycles – just like we experience. The name ‘Ceilings’ is a reference to our subconscious, all the unsolved feelings and tensions that dictate us,” he explains.

Running Touch has a diverse background to draw from, as a member and silent member of Ocean Grove he moulds heavy rock experimentalism with fragments of electronica and pop. As a member of Adult Art Club, he takes on electronic experimentalism. As Running Touch, the songwriter, producer, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and creative director attempts to enter the multi-sensory realms.

He’s also exerted his influences across live performance, art, design, photography, literature, film, and has worked with the likes of Blu DeTiger, Hayden James, Vera Blue, Ocean Grove, Northlane and Crooked Colours.

Check out Running Touch’s website here.