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Song You Need to Know: Boo Seeka, ‘Dream’

A luscious piece of eclectic euphoria, ‘Dream’ sees Boo Seeka taking things up a few notches in a way only he knows how.

Nathan Landers (@itsnedkelly)

A few months on from the release of “Tripwire”, and with Ben Gumbleton steering Boo Seeka forward as a solo project, he’s now unveiled his latest single by way of “Dream”.

A track that feels almost custom-built for deeper listening via headphones, “Dream” sees an eclectic mix of hazy electronic instrumentals paired by a driving beat, before it erupts into a euphoric chorus, and sets itself up as an instant classic.

As Gumbleton explains though, it was one that arrived via a number of influences, including his own dreams and even a classic piece of folktronica from Imogen Heep.

“Given that the world is now stranger than it probably ever has been, indulging in the obscurities of life has been super important for my writing process,” Gumbleton explains. “A world created by my imagination whilst sleeping is what inspired ‘Dream’, and was something that felt very easy to write down on paper.

“Also, I don’t usually listen to a lot of music when I’m creating, but for this song it was different,” he adds. “‘Hide and Seek’ by Imogen Heap was playing when I first started putting pen to paper, and I found myself putting the song on repeat while I wrote the whole track. This was the start of everything for this track.”

An undeniably catchy track that features the sort of crystal-clear, note-perfect production evocative of names such as RÜFÜS DU SOL, Glass Animals, or even James Blake, “Dream” is another example of just how well Boo Seeka is able to capture emotion with what feels like almost no effort. It’s an innate ability that needs to be heard to be believed.

“I love the fact that people can recognise a previous Boo Seeka track as soon as it’s being spun,” he adds. “However, I think the development of my songwriting has been exploring different ideas, different emotions that are created with different sounds.

“The diversity in the production of the record that is coming in 2022 is something we are really proud of, and can’t wait to share it.”

While Boo Seeka is excited to show off this upcoming record, fans are even more excited to finally be catching live shows once again, with a pair of live shows in New South Wales planned for the coming weeks. Meanwhile, Boo Seeka will close out the year with an appearance at Beyond the City in Melbourne, before visiting God Coast, Wollongong, Melbourne, and Perth as part of the For the Love early next year. Full details are available below.

Boo Seeka’s “Dream” is out now via Disrupt Music Group..

Boo Seeka Live Dates

Saturday, December 4th, 2021
Byron Bay Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW (18+)

Sunday, December 12th, 2021
Queens Wharf Hotel, Newcastle, NSW (18+)

Friday, December 31st, 2021
Beyond the City, Melbourne, VIC (18+)

Saturday, February 19th, 2022
For the Love, Gold Coast, QLD (18+)

Saturday, February 26th, 2022
For the Love, Wollongong, NSW (18+)

Saturday, March 5th, 2022
For the Love, Melbourne, VIC (18+)

Sunday, March 6th, 2022
For the Love, Perth, WA (18+)