Running Touch Gets A Headstart On Summer With Cruisy New Single ‘Ceilings’
Picnic ready.
Music 1m

Can already picture this in a sunset festival set…

Melbourne/Naarm multi-instrumental phenom Running Touch is capping off the week with a summery bop that’ll no doubt be put to much use over the next couple of months, the ‘Juno’ singer unveiling his latest single ‘Ceilings’ into the world.

The new track sees Running Touch go ham on organic and synth-heavy textures, merging the dance and alternative pop parts of his artistry for a hypnotic melting pot of groove. Speaking on the new sound, Running Touch explains ”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.

“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.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SylU2Faf6eo

The track’s thematic resonance is just as salient as it’s orchestration as well, with the Melbourne muso adding “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.”

Definitely a solid tune to bump in those long-awaited park picnics we’ve all been looking forward to. Be sure to buy/stream it here.

Words by Amar Gera September 17, 2021
Editors Pick