It’s a been a rollercoaster of year for Australian indie band Boo Seeka, the duo of Ben Gumbleton & Michael May, attempting to record their second album. It’s due out in 2021, but the coronavirus pandemic put a damper on their efforts.
“Sticking to the rules and regulations that are needed to wipe this pandemic, let’s just say the process of recording this record has been a roller coaster. With everything constantly changing day by day, we can only hope that soon the days get better for everyone.”
The band perservered and today we are excited to premiere the latest single from the band, “Days Get Better.” It features a driving electronic-influenced beat and post-punk guitars, making it a perfect anthem for any fan of modern electronic-influenced indie pop acts of the last few decades.
“Guitar in hand, the melody just vomited out of my mouth in front of Michael,” said Gumbleton. “His facial expression said enough for me to give the idea a couple minutes on the balcony where we were staying. Without me realising Michael recorded a voice memo of it and sent it to our producer, the next day we were laying it down. The vibe of the track came from a clash of two songs getting played. One was 1901 by Phoenix coming out of Michael’s room and the other was Delirium by Ladyhawke blasting from a car stereo down the street. We don’t usually listen to a great deal of music when writing as we don’t want to be influenced by existing sounds, but I couldn’t exactly tell the person to turn off the car stereo and Michael didn’t turn it off while I was writing so we just went along with it.”
The band’s 2021 album will be the follow-up to their acclaimed debut album from 2017, Never Too Soon. Since then they’ve played shows and several festivals including Splendour in the Grass and Beyond The Valley.