There are few tales more compelling than the rise of the enigmatic producer, artist and songwriter Running Touch. The elusive and multi-faceted creative has spent the best of the past few years fast cementing himself as not just an incredible musician and performer but forward-thinking visionary in every sense of the word. Through his music, live-show and identity (or lack of thereof) Running Touch has curated a multi-dimensional brand that gives a focus to storytelling through art, performance and music and sits in a realm that is matched by few.
In 2018, Running Touch’s first release of the year ‘My Hands’ has seen him garnering attention from every corner of the globe, hitting the #1 most played track on Triple J for seven weeks running, putting him to the 4th most played artist on the station. My Hands, was also added to a number of major playlists around the world including Apple Music’s A-list Electronic in 37 countries and twelve of Spotify’s largest editorial lists.
The music video, directed, curated, filmed and edited by Running Touch himself, has since been added across the board to MTV, MTV Dance, Youtube’s ‘Electronic Hotlist’ (USA), and leaves no questions as to why the track was voted the ‘Sexiest Song of 2018’ by Triple J Listeners. The recent success of My Hands has since seen Running Touch pen a deal with ODESZA’s label Foreign Family Collective (USA) as well as sign with UTA for bookings across the USA and Europe.
His follow up release, a collaboration with Hayden James, ‘Better Together’ saw him reach his first USA #1 on iTunes and was fast added across the board & on high rotation to every commercial station in the country, streaming at a rate of over 1 million a week and fast becoming the anthem of the summer in Australia, proving a crowd favourite at every show played and a hot contender for Triple J’s Hottest 100.
As Running Touch continues to spread his vision and more fans take a liking to the weird and wonderful world of the Post-Modern Collective, it is no secret as to why people are calling Running Touch one of Australia’s most exciting talents.