Acclaimed Australian electronic producer Golden Features today makes his highly anticipated return with his rousing new single ‘Touch’ featuring Rromarin.
Since his 2018 debut album SECT and the launch of 2020’s collaborative project BRONSON (with ODESZA), Stell felt creatively spent and needed time to recoup. Instead of opting for the traditional R&R approach, Stell immersed himself deep into the clubbing mecca of the world, Berlin. There, he lost himself in the city’s renowned techno bunkers and hedonistic clubs, dancing with strangers, stripped of phones and returning to the apartment in the early hours to hunt for the tracks he’d heard the night before. Many weeks spent raving only came to an end when COVID-19 closed the clubs down, but Stell returned to Australia revitalised and most importantly, inspired.
It’s been three years since Golden Features has dropped his own material and the wait was worth it, ‘Touch’ is amazing and starts a great precedent for future GF drops.
“Touch was born from that synth riff. I fought it for so long, feeling it was too happy and upbeat. After giving it some space I reharmonized everything under the riff and it instantly made me feel something. Claire (Rromarin) had actually recorded these vocals for another song, but the lyrics just felt right for Touch” says Stell on the new single. “To me it encapsulates that feeling after the rave… At the kick-on laying with your head in somebody’s lap, smoking a cigarette while they play with your hair.”