When We Touch (Reworks)

by Benny Smiles

Words are failures 'cause meaning is dear to me Broken bridges that lean and then fall so suddenly But then I come to get up and run to you And then you reach out your hand and your touch gets serious Vision's fading I can't always trust the things I see False perspectives and tricks of the light deluding me But when I come to get up and run to you And when we reach out our hands And let our touch get serious And then we touch And no more words remain When you reach out you hand And let your touch get serious And when we touch And no more words remain Will real love resume when we touch?


This collection showcases three diverse Irish artists, each lending a unique and creative reimagining of Benny Smiles’ single "When We Touch".

Ex-Le Galaxie synth maestro Fakenamé delivers a floor shaking Italo-Disco interpretation, with lyrical themes around physicality and human connection. Former Enemies band member and producer EHCO treats us to an awe inspiring filmic rework that would make Jon Hopkins proud, while electro-pop junkie Dashoda references the bass tones of New Order’s Peter Hook to bring us a Twin Shadow infused daydream.

The tongue-in-cheek artwork for "When We Touch" has prompted some hilarious reactions on social media, while the new cover for the Reworks collection seems to take the gag a step further...


released May 8, 2020



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Benny Smiles is an Irish synthwave producer based in London.

“When We Touch” marks Benny's fourth release. It follows the "Hotline Miami 2 EP”, which is featured in the cult video game Hotline Miami 2 and in Spotify’s Retrowave / Outrun editorial playlist, both of which have helped to garner an international audience and more than 5 million streams of the EP across various platforms. ... more

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