Love Letter To A Record: Running Touch on Chet Faker’s ‘Built On Glass’

Many of us associate particular albums with pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the first album you strummed along to on guitar, the music that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that accompanied your awkward pubescent years, or the one that inspired you to take a leap into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and helps shape who we become.

Music Feeds’ Love Letter To A Record series asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share stories about the effect music has had on their lives.

Running Touch on Chet Faker’s Built On Glass

I had just moved out of home when I found this record. I was making electronic music, but leaning hard into trance coming off being influenced by Above & Beyond and Porter Robinson. I had never experienced indie music, indie dance music or something that wasn’t as forceful as what was going on then in dance music and Melbourne at the time. Sound design, mastering, Ableton and drops were all I cared for.

I remember hearing ‘Talk Is Cheap’ on the radio and being completely floored. The unconventional intro, The way it weaved in and out of being a dance format, how it lent on indie but bluesy/jazz influence.

When I heard ‘1998’ and ‘Gold,’ it completely shifted what I was writing. Completely. I went from writing trance music to revisiting the practice and influence my brother had put upon me growing up on piano, and this was most definitely for the better! I discovered depth.

Built On Glass, thank you for the nostalgia and genius and being a foothold for this project!

Love, Running Touch.

‘Why Do I,’ the latest single from Running Touch’s upcoming debut album, Carmine, is out now. Carmine is out on Friday, 6th May, via Island Records Australia/Universal Music.

Running Touch ‘Carmine’ Australian Tour 2022

  • Saturday, 21st May – The Forum, Melbourne
  • Thursday, 26th May – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide (New Show)
  • Friday, 27th May – Kambri ANU, Canberra
  • Saturday, 28th May – Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
  • Friday, 3rd June – The Tivoli, Brisbane
  • Sunday, 5th June – Astor Theatre, Perth
  • Saturday, 11th June – Unibar, Hobart
  • Friday, 17th June – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Tickets on sale now.

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