‘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.