“When We Touch” marks Benny's fourth release, and is the first single from his forthcoming Fearless Leadership EP. The track is featured in Spotify's Retrowave / Outrun editorial playlist, as is his Hotline Miami Theme, which is also featured in the cult video game Hotline Miami 2. These placements have helped to garner an international audience for Benny Smiles and more than 5 million streams across various platforms.
Benny’s latest material follows a period of focus on his work in studio engineering, building his knowledge of old school recording techniques and equipment in some legendary recording studios, and learning first hand from some of the world’s most renowned record producers, songwriters, and artists. Having cultivated a collection of vintage analogue synthesisers and audio processors along the way, he now returns with a newfound appreciation for sonics, analogue imperfection, and the soul that lives in electronic instruments.
Prompted by the tongue-in-cheek artwork, the most pressing question about the Fearless Leadership EP has been “is your face really that small?” And the answer is... it could be.