Owen Denvir with his new single and video Human Touch, shows us the look of a young Rick Astley and the precision of a classical violist high on spring reverb. A sharp cluster of harmonies rings in the track a la Jacob Collier, and from there the tight 1-bar shuffle takes us away.
Some interesting production decisions keep this track from sounding common - there are bells, some synth pads with a decided New Wave spin, and a simple slap-back delay on the electric guitar which creates a lot of atmosphere.
At it's heart Human Touch is a crooner track, a love letter to affection and human contact. Owen Denvir pulls together stylistic elements from the last few decades and reassembles them beneath an endearing and impossibly smooth lead vocal.
Music writer and podcaster.