A continued glimmering fixture on the modern Australian music landscape, electropop wizard Boo Seeka has evolved from the 2015 breakout single Kingdom Leader into a leader of innovation, sonic exploration - and, fittingly in theme with today's article: collaboration!
Currently in possession of the release of his hotly anticipated second full length album Between The Head & The Heart, Boo Seeka has also been experiencing a total home run in 2022 following his sensational team up with acclaimed Aussie artist Hayden James on the track Free (as well as a sweltering appearance with the pair together at Coachella back in April this year).
While Boo Seeka's brand new album boasts plenty of swoon, electronica, acoustic and dream pop moments, it's also Boo's army of input on the album that vividly brings his insatiable talents to light, with Matt Bartlem, Jay Bainbridge, Hayden James, Luke Palmer and Ian Peres all playing pivotal roles in the ultimate end result. With Boo Seeka facing himself and truly reflecting where he is in his life currently, both professionally and personally, Between The Head & The Heart is truly a sublime journey from start to finish; and to celebrate its release today, Boo Seeka himself shares his very own five favourite and iconic collaborations that have surprised, influenced and enamoured him along the way. Read on below!
MARK RONSON FEAT. KEVIN PARKER - DAFFODILS
Not only are these two legends my favourites, I felt like this song influenced a lot of artists to come and what was possible with two different sounds. I remember hearing this on the radio for the first time thinking I know these two sounds. I could tell it was MR production and Kevin’s very noticeable vocal tone. I still go back to this single for a lot of different reasons. Not only because I just love listening to it but also for the way the production to me seems so simple yet I know that it can’t be and wish I could sit in a room with these two and break down layer by layer to see how it all started and where it ended up.
TAYLOR SWIFT FEAT. BON IVER - EXILE
I remember the first time Kim Churchill sent me this track and I honestly could not believe it . Whoever thought that a collaboration between these two would happen and was an eye opener for me looking forward into the future with people I would want to collaborate with.
Bon Iver will be forever be one of my most favourite artists and to do something with Taylor Swift was so left field. When I first saw this track without listening to it, I didn’t know what to expect. But what was to come is one of my most favourite tracks ever.
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS - END OF THE LINE
There is only one thing you can call it when you put Tom Petty, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne and Bob Dylan together. It’s called a super group. Put five of the best writers together and get an album full of epic songs. Their harmonies have been a massive influence on me when it comes to vocal samples on all of my tracks. I have looked up to all these artists separately for so long and to hear them all together was something I never thought in a million years would have happened. I’m so glad my dad had this in his record collection.
SILK SONIC - LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN
I don’t think anyone could do this sound any better than these two artists. I honestly think anyone that tries to do this now will always be outdone by these two. The sound, groove, harmonies are influential in every way and will be forever an iconic collaboration.
KANYE WEST FEAT. CHRIS MARTIN - HOMECOMING
These are two of my favourite artists and they do not disappoint. Chris will forever be one of the best melody writers ever and Kanye will forever be the crazy genius that will never stop keeping us on our toes.
BOO SEEKA'S BRAND NEW ALBUM BETWEEN THE HEAD & THE HEART IS OUT TODAY, FOR MORE INFO HEAD HERE.
BETWEEN THE HEAD AND THE HEART TRACKLIST:
2. I Like It Like
4. Next To Me
7. Finish What You Started
9. Break The Line
10. Stop Me Now
12. Let Me In
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BY TIANA SPETER