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

With Boo Seeka now a solo project, “Tripwire” serves as the first piece of music from the acclaimed artist’s new era.

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As Boo Seeka launches a new era, Ben Gumbleton has emerged with the project’s latest single, sharing “Tripwire” ahead of its official release this week.

Having last released new music by way of April’s collaboration with Golding, “Don’t Waste Your Love”, the last few months have been somewhat evolutionary for the Boo Seeka project, with Gumbleton going solo and remaining the sole creative force behind the name.

In a rather fitting manner, new single “Tripwire” is one that equal parts heartfelt and expressive, lamenting the loss of normalcy across the track, which sees the usual electronic instrumentation being swapped for guitar and orchestral sounds. At its core though, the track is one that comes straight from the heart, showcasing raw emotion as it strips back to let its true emotions and feelings be felt without fear or apprehension.

“The songwriting for ‘Tripwire’ is really direct, I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve with this one,” notes Gumbleton. “I realised I was writing about myself, and the stuff I was going through, which was hitting me pretty hard if I’m being honest.

“Writing on an acoustic guitar has always been a part of my process and usually, it would just be used to figure out the chords and structure of the song, and then it would be built into an electronic track. With ‘Tripwire’, we used the same template, but nothing we built sonically got close to the emotion, and the rawness of the acoustic version.

“It’s super different to the typical Boo Seeka sound, but the diversity of the upcoming album is something I’m very proud of, and releasing it as the first single is the perfect way to kick it off.”

While details surrounding the forthcoming Boo Seeka album are yet to be revealed, fans will be able to catch the new track played live when the national ‘The Trip’ tour kicks off in late September – something which both artist and fan are clearly feeling nostalgic for. “When people come to a Boo Seeka live show, I really want to put on a night where people can leave their troubles at home, smile, and just have a whole heap of fun,” Gumbleton notes.

Boo Seeka’s “Tripwire” is officially released on Thursday, August 19th.

Boo Seeka ‘The Trip’ Tour

With special guest Golding

Friday, September 24th
Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, NSW

Saturday, September 24th
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Thursday, September 30th (New Show)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Friday, October 1st (Sold Out)
Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Saturday, October 2nd
Republic Bar, Hobart, TAS

Sunday, October 3rd
The Royal Oak, Launceston, TAS

Saturday, October 9th
The Roundhouse, Sydney, NSW

Friday, October 15th
Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, October 16th
Magnet House (FKA The Capitol), Perth, WA

Tickets on sale now from the Boo Seeka website