As Running Touch embarks on his biggest headline show to date at Melbourne’s Sidney MyerMusic Bowl this Friday, the enigmatic artist today shares the second instalment video of his Post Modern Collective Sessions featuring Hayden James, Vera Blue and international Bass-queen Blu DeTiger performing his new single ‘Juno’.
The second instalment focuses on bass & electric guitar. Joining Running Touch via video each member recorded ‘Juno’ in their respective isolation bubbles: Bass prodigy & TikTok superstar Blu DeTiger in her hometown of New York City, Island label mate Vera Blue and close friend and past collaborator Hayden James whom he won the 2020 APRA award for Most Performed Dance Work of the Year with for their song ‘Better Together’, both in Sydney.
Running Touch says of his new session, “Post Modern Collective (PMC) sessions has been perfect at pulling me out of the song and pushing musicality into any kind of electronic music that makes it onto the album. It’s become my favourite thing about releasing music right now. Being able to go back and share a release with artists and friends you respect is timeless. When I look back on this album – I think these are what I’ll remember the most.
I’ve been a huge fan of Blu since watching her shred in her Room Service set in isolation last year. I’ve been a long-time fan of Vera Blue and both being within the same scene and label, have so much respect for her and the amazing work she does, and Hayden and I are good friends and collaborators – so having him involved was a must.”
The first installment of Post Modern Collective Sessions was centred around percussion. Offering Running Touch the opportunity to hone in on his multi-instrumentalist skill set and provide a sense of community for like-minded musicians, the performance video featured members of Ocean Grove, Northlane and Crooked Colours along with Running Touch performing his 2020 single ‘Signs’ on drums.
Running Touch continues, “Bringing together artists that wouldn’t usually cross paths and from different scenes and genres is everything. Especially at a time when it’s hard to physically be in a room or touring with someone else. “
‘Juno’ hurled into 2020 with additions across radio, playlisting and praise from online tastemakers. Added to full rotation to triple j, spins on Radio Adelaide and 4ZZZ and shoutouts from NME Australia, Future Mag, Music Feeds and Pilerats, to name but a few, Running Touch’s first new music of the year, was also added to playlists on Spotify (Front Left, The Local List, New Dance Beats, Indie Arrivals, New Music Friday) and Apple Music (Hot Tracks, Heaps Indie, Alternative and New Music Daily).