Following the announcement of his National Australian Tour, Running Touch shares ‘Why Do I’, the penultimate single from his forthcoming debut album Carmine – released Friday May 6th. Premiering last night on triple j’s Good Nights with Bridget Hustwaite, the release arrives as the Melbourne artist prepares for his first of two special appearances at Coachella Festival.
As one of the highlights on the long-awaited Carmine album, Running Touch says,” Why Do I is a reflection upon myself ten years ago. It’s centered around the house where I came into being who I am today, and my partner who made me much of who I am. The two biggest pillars of my life started at the place which this song is set. My partner and a project that would eventually lead to this.”
References for ‘Why Do I’, stem back to this exact time. Above and Beyond, Adam K and Soha’s remix of ‘Need To Feel Loved’ and Porter Robinson’s ‘Language’, all played a part in influencing the soundscape of the new single. Accompanying the single, is a crimson-toned lyric video directed by CIAN Marangos.
Like all the tracks on Carmine, Running Touch is the mastermind behind the production. For ‘Why Do I’, he explains, “Production wise it I wanted to build on an anthemic nostalgia style I’ve been working into a lot of the album tracks that originated from When I’m Around You. Heavy reverb, reflective verses, real drums and soaring choruses.”
Briming with grit and glamour, Carmine is a record about violence and love establishing the much-adored Running Touch as a world-class storyteller, a fearless innovator, and a master of atmosphere second to none in Australian electronic music. The album is a culmination of a life spent absorbing the textures of indie rock, hardcore, tech-house, pop, and electronic music, while working out, slowly, how to make them coalesce into something dazzling and totally unique.
Available to pre-order now, Carmine is also available on limited-edition 180-gram clear coloured vinyl along with exclusive merch from his official store
The Carmine Australian Tour will kick off in Melbourne at The Forum on Saturday May 21st. Today, Running Touch is thrilled to announce he’s adding a new show in Adelaide at the Lion Arts Factory on Thursday May 26th. Well-known for his high-energy live performances, Running Touch is also playing Canberra, Newcastle, Brisbane, Perth, Hobart before finishing in Sydney at Enmore Theatre, on Friday June 17th.
Presented by triple j
Carmine Australian Tour 2022
Tickets from HERE
Saturday May 21 – The Forum – Melbourne
Thursday May 26 – Lion Arts Factory – Adelaide *New Show Added
Friday May 27 – Kambri ANU – Canberra
Saturday May 28 – Cambridge Hotel – Newcastle
Friday June 3 – The Tivoli – Brisbane
Sunday June 5 – Astor Theatre – Perth
Saturday June 11 – Unibar – Hobart
Friday June 17 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney
Watch ‘Why Do I’ Visualiser Here: