Australian-bred / London-based duo Grand Pavilion return this week with an incredible new track called ‘Touch’, which also comes with a music video that was created for the STA Travel Sounds ‘Artist Feature’ series.
‘Touch’ takes inspiration from a short trip that Tom Hunt & Stuart McNair (aka Grand Pavilion) took to Spain last summer with a group of close friends for a cruise ship music festival. The track has them exploring themes of escapism and how a certain someone can jolt you awake from feeling caught up in your everyday life.
“The song is about chasing summer and how we daydream about being able to leave our daily life behind and just go explore the world, and then realising that we actually can just pack our bags and leave any time we like” – Grand Pavilion
A gentle beat sits well amongst Grand Pavilion’s dreamy production and delicate vocal melody arrangements. Soft pulsing beats, echoing synths and atmospheric percussions weave together to help portray feelings of suffocation and a strong desire to break free & explore.
The music video follows the relationship between two dancers and their personal struggle with a strong desire to experience more. The dancer’s choreographed silhouettes sit beautifully against shots of foreign cities and serene nature scenes, and each time their bodies meet it’s like an electrical current that wakes them from their own limitations, revealing a world of endless possibilities.