Album Review: Boo Seeka – Never Too Soon

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

I’m often unfairly biased towards a similar style of music. I like smooth, heartfelt vocals crooning out at me over atmospheric beats; preferably layered with dreamy instrumentals. Luckily, electric duo Boo Seeka have just released their debut album Never Too Soon, which has supplied me with endless hours of blissed out electronica and synthetic beats.

Since their 2015 debut single 'Kingdom Leader', these boys have dominated the national consciousness, amassing over 10 million Spotify streams as well as getting a few good spins on triple j. This year, they’ve been running all over the place, touring the US before bringing their melodies back to Australia for a series of sold out headline shows and festivals. They’re now dominating their shows in the UK and Europe, playing sold out gigs half a world away.

With the release of their album last week, it’s clear that 2017 belongs to these dreamy musical wizards. They’ve spent the last two and half years crafting an album of heartfelt tracks and it shines through with each listen. Compacting all their recent life experiences together, they’ve pulled sounds and samples across different locations before perfecting it with producer Ian Pritchett in the studio.

The result is everything fans would expect. It’s a soothing collection of good vibes; an antidote to the dullness of the everyday. Whatever your life moment, this album has a juicy tune to soundtrack it. Reflecting on a break-up? Listen to 'Humans' and let the duo’s sweet vocals and steady beats waft over you. Need a pick me up on the way to work? Play 'Argo Misty' and skip into the week on steady electronica and sampled instrumentals. Maybe you need to woo a late night lover? Play 'Turn Up Your Light', turn down your bedroom lights and enjoy the beautiful textures and harmonies on this sultry little track.

Stand out tracks include first released single off the album Does This Last and final track 'Calm Symphony'. 'Does This Last' is a beautiful compilation of echoing vocals and synths, a mash-up of sounds that gives me tingles every time I hit play. While 'Calm Symphony' is a gorgeous soulful track that makes me want to turn up the volume, kick off my shoes and just drift away. 

This is an album that’s destined to top your ‘smooth vibes’ playlist for months to come, a patchwork of percussion, electronics, and harmonies. Each song compliments the next, making for a smooth 40 minutes of listening as you move seamlessly between the tracks. It’s the perfect collection of tunes to throw on and zone out too. Each listen brings a little more bliss as you’re transported to a planet of vocal harmonies, juicy beats, and atmospheric layers. 

Written by Rowan Montgomery

Catch Boo Seeka on tour at the below dates:
Fri 06 October - Manning Bar, Sydney NSW
Sat 07 October - Uni Bar, Wollongong NSW
Sat 12 October - The Triffid, Brisbane QLD
Fri 13 October - The Office, Townsville QLD
Sat 14 October - Sol Bar, Maroochydore QLD
Sun 15 October - Marketta Studio56, Gold Coast QLD
Sat 21 October - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW
Thu 26 October - The Gov, Adelaide SA
Fri 27 October - Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Sat 28 October - The Capitol, Perth WA
Sun 29 October - Mojo’s, Freemantle WA
Thu 02 November - Sooki Lounge, Belgrave VIC
Fri 03 November - Karova, Ballarat VIC
Sat 04 November - Workers Club, Geelong VIC
Sun 05 November - 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC
Fri 10 November - The Waratah, Hobart TAS
Sat 11 November - Club 54, Launceston TAS
Sat 18 November - The Academy, Canberra ACT