|In partnership with Fender®, Running Touch returns with the stripped down version of his latest single ‘Signs’, out today via Universal Music. Showing off his vulnerable side, Running Touch switches out the energetic track for something that falls closer in line with that of James Blake and Chris Isaak, offering a darker, brooding alternative to the alt-rock original.
The depth of the Running Touch project and the talent behind Running Touch himself is becoming ever more apparent. Often masked as an electronic producer, yet more and more fans are beginning to learn the true Running Touch – a multi-faceted musician and creative, with an ever increasing list of capabilities.
Running Touch explains, “I learned a lot doing this version of signs. It’s my first time composing something with some cinematic roots. I re-recorded a lot of the elements of the song for the fun of it and to give it a new personality. It was actually meant to be an acoustic piece with acoustic guitar… but after the first day or so working on it, this lane felt a lot more natural to me.”
“To make it still have that indie presence there are small guitar licks scattered all over the record. I was inspired by “Sideways” with Citizen Cope and Santana for that. I wanted some 3rd party presence on this so I got Mitchell Clews (an incredible Australian session guitarist )to write a bunch of ideas to go off. I’ve always been interested in orchestral arrangements and the process and differences in producing that compared to what I usually do. So, I decided to work toward something cinematic rather than acoustic,” he added.
Fender has aligned with Running Touch on a global partnership saying, “Running Touch, like the Fender Player Series, speaks of authentic tone & feel through his music. Chosen to be part of the Fender Next 2020 program, Running Touch’s live shows are an energetic blend of electronic, indie, and experimental pop.” Fender Next is Fender’s artist development program, designed to support emerging artists that are expanding the world of guitar in music and culture.
The stripped version of the track follows the release of the original which was focused on the percussion of ‘Signs’ via collaborative drum performance with musician’s Ocean Grove’s Sam Bassal, Northlane’s Nic Pettersen and Crooked Colours’ Lampy. The original was also given a video treatment by Matt Sav, known for his work with Tame Impala, using a combination of video, photos and creative ingenuity to deliver a distorted trippy stop motion styled video.
‘Signs’ recently premiered on triple j’s Good Nights, veering away from Running Touch’s more typically electronic-infused sound falling into an indie-pop-rock realm. With now over 100 million global streams of his music, ‘Signs’ has spanked attention from across the globe with support from the likes of Earmilk, NME, Happy Magazine, Music Feeds, and The Music, and more from around the world.
Within the last year, Running Touch has released a slew of singles with ODESZA’s label Foreign Family Collective as well as remixing ODESZA’s ‘Late Night’. He hit #1 on the USA iTunes chart with single ‘Better Together’ with Hayden James, and secured a number of festival slots around the world including one of his last shows before the world shutdown for CERCLE with ZHU on top of a mountain in Japan,
RUNNING TOUCH ‘SIGNS (STRIPPED)’ IS OUT NOW!!!
“it’s clear that he’s going to be entering the forefront of Australia’s music world more-so than ever before.” – Pilerats
“this song hits in all the right ways” – Purple Sneakers
“‘Signs’ follows the blueprint of luminous pop music slowly coming into its own, building towards a climax before exploding with a triumphant guitar solo.” – Beat Magazine
Or/ “This is a track for a wide spectrum of music fans that champions Running Touch’s lesser-known vocal capability.”
“ an influence on the Australian music scene” – Hysteria
“ignites a spark in these dark times of our pandemic world” – Blunt Magazine
“the creative dexterity of a producer who isn’t scared to explore” – Earmilk
“the perfect alternative summer anthem” – Turtlenek
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