‘Golden Touch’ is the final single to be released by Razorlight, prior to their hotly anticipated debut album. And perhaps never was a single more aptly named.
Almost a year to the day of their signing, Razorlight have been making news and causing waves across the industry. Front man, Johnny Borrell has made it his mission to live up to his claims of “best songwriter of his generation”. And the reactions from fans, and industry alike are certainly proving him right.
This young Midas, having just turned 23, is on the verge of releasing his debut album and although initially plagued with bureaucratic nightmares: blackmailing before they even released their first single; theft of their debut single launch party tickets; loss of producer Steve Lillywhite; delays in beginning work with new producer John Cornfield - Razorlight have somehow risen above the mire and together with John Cornfield, made a shining single.
True to form, ‘Golden Touch’ is three minutes, twenty seconds of perfect alchemy. A shining pop classic. After recording a very special version with Texan gospel singers from this year’s SXSW for the BBC, the single was receiving national radio play almost three months before it’s release. It immediately has become Zane Lowe’s Record Of The Week on Radio 1, Xfm John Kennedy’s ‘Big One’ making it four straight ‘Big Ones’ in a row and ‘Golden Touch’ will surely be on heavy rotation at every station across the nation.
At the time of writing the debut Razorlight album is still being finished at Sawmills Studios, Cornwall and is as yet unnamed. Due for release on Monday 21st June, the album itself is being kept strictly under wraps, but leaked word from the studio has been that the album will more than live up to the hype. The infuriating delays now mean nothing, as, this is without doubt, going to be a truly great album.
The Razorlight ‘Golden Touch’ Tour begins in May and runs through to June (see below for details), festival appearances are to be announced.
Wednesday 2nd June Leeds Cockpit
Thursday 3rd June Manchester University
Friday 4th June Leicester Charlotte
Saturday 5th June Liverpool University
Monday 7th June Birmingham Academy 2
Tuesday8th JunePortsmouth Wedgwood Rooms
Wednesday 9th June BristolFleece
Thursday 10th June London ULU
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