Boo Seeka Share The Tracks Behind Their Latest Release ‘Take A Look’
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The first taste from Boo Seeka’s sophomore record has got us excited for 2020.

Combining euphoric beats with inspired lyricism and hooky melodies, the latest tune from our favourite wine-sipping Novocastrians has pretty much become an instant classic in our books. We’re not alone either, with the tune attracting over 100K+ streams in a matter of days, riling up Boo Seeka fans like never before.

‘Take A Look’ marks something of a new phase for the happy-go-lucky party-starters, it’s a clear sign that they’re ready to join the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL and Golden Features at the pinnacle of Australian electronic music. It’s got that big stage, big festival feel to it, and will undoubtedly be the festival soundtrack for many, as soon as festivals begin to exist again…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHUEaT5TBFY

We caught up with Mikey and Boo to get the down-low on the tracks that they were digging when writing the song and here’s what they said. Check it below, and let’s hope that LP#2 is not too far off!

BOO’S PICKS

The Weekend – ‘Blinding Lights’

This track was on constant repeat for me while in the studio for TAL. Some melodies and sounds definitely triggered ideas in my head when polishing ofF the final vocals and adding extra synth sounds. A pop masterpiece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NRXx6U8ABQ

Bronson – ‘Heart Attack’

I was instantly hooked when I first heard this song get premiered. Big fan of all the producers behind this collaboration and personally think it’s one of the most beautiful melodies sung by Laura I’ve heard in a while.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-3ujVFuxxQ

Seinabo Sey – ‘Hard Time’

This one is a song I always come back to and had the same vocal melody effect on me personally like the Bronson track did. I don’t know very many people in Aus that know about this Artist but I’m telling you now, stop what you are doing and go listen to this track. It’s also had a lot of influence on me for writing since I heard it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgdOs5-3VWQ

MIKEY’S PICKS

Jungle – ‘Julia’

An oldie in comparison but one of my faves. I came back to some old Jungle tracks around the time we headed north to record for ‘Take A Look’ and this track kept coming to the front. The mix of synth sounds with the killer falsetto vocals gives off that ‘smooth’ feeling throughout. If you listen closely to ‘Take A Look’ the percussion and underlying synth sounds are a mix of rolling smoothness which was directly inspired.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0HFtcCRVNc

Dua Lipa – ‘Don’t Start Now’

This track is going to make WAY more sense once single two is released but I even went to the effort to put this film clip on the projector in the studio whilst we were recording layers. Apart from Dua being an absolute mega-babe with some killer pipes, her bass player has some silkyyyyyy bass lines. There’s also some direct influenced percussion sounds in ‘Take A Look’ which would somewhat mirror some sounds in Dua’s chorus.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oygrmJFKYZY

Poolside X Panama – ‘Can’t Stop Your Loving’

You can definitely hear the correlation between these three choices but again, the overall feel for the song just puts you in a good headspace. It literally makes my head bop every time that smooth chorus hits. The keys line we start ‘Take A Look’ with was a thought we came up with similar to the start of this tune. Great musicians with some out of the box ideas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7BJjnYqhG9s

May 18, 2020
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