Hayden James and Running Touch eclipse electronic-pop orthodoxy with ‘Better Together’
With the help of fellow Aussie, Running Touch, Hayden James continues his furrow into pop-focused foliage with the smooth and saccharine, “Better Together,” released through his consistent Future Classic label housing.
Tied together with a seamless house beat, “Better Together” tells a tale of a halcyon romance: when “that other person is an extension of you,” and “it’s the right relationship,” as James puts it. Perpetuating summer well into the frigid folds of winter, “Better Together” serves as a sublime showcase of James’s inexorable ability to fit driving dance sensibility inside a highly accessible, often relationship-oriented narrative.
James received widespread embrace from the electronic circuit after his “Permission To Love,” sent reverb traveling through more than just speakers. He soon saw his production vines intertwine with like-minded counterparts such as Rüfüs Du Sol and even ODESZA. Listeners can look forward to his momentous debut album, expected to arrive in 2019.