Sometimes When We Touch, a new three-part documentary about soft rock is coming to Paramount+ on Tuesday, January 3. The streaming platform stated, “Soft Rock dominated pop music. Then became a punch line. Now its influence is felt everywhere from hip-hop samples to TikTok.”
“The exclusive new series charts a musical movement through its most treasured songs, stories and stars.” MTV Entertainment Studios and Gunpowder & Sky co-produce Sometimes When We Touch that “embraces the impact of soft rock while acknowledging the cringey excesses that sometimes led it astray.”
Taking on “The Reign, Ruin and Resurrection of Soft Rock,” the documentary breaks down the history of the genre, which started in the sixties and then boomed in the seventies through the early eighties thanks to artists such as Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Carole King, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Sting, Elton John, Carly Simon, and more.
Sometimes When We Touch features interviews with Kenny Loggins, L.A. Reid, Sheryl Crow, Susanna Hoffs, and many others. It basically revolves around Hall & Oates, Loggins, Lionel Richie, Air Supply, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, Ambrosia, The Carpenters, and The Captain & Tennille.
Watch the official trailer of Sometimes When We Touch here: