Boo Seeka has unveiled a new acoustic-driven single, Tripwire. With a total change of style and pace for the electro-pop star, Boo Seeka sings about the loss of normalcy.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, and the reason why he decided to strip it all back to basics, Boo explains, “The songwriting for Tripwire is really direct, I’m wearing my heart on my sleeve with this one… 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”.
The film clip for Tripwire was filmed on a farm in Margaret River, WA and the style matches the haunting loneliness of the track. Speaking on the creation of the clip, Boo says, “Originally I was going to fly to WA to shoot this clip but Covid once again got in the way. My manager set out on a last-minute adventure to shoot the clip on a farm close to Margaret River, Western Australia. Lachy is the mastermind behind the whole thing, and I love the beauty of it. It’s a simple yet effective clip capturing the emotion of trying to run away from all things negative. Something myself and everyone around me is going through right now.”
To celebrate the release of Tripwire, Boo Seeka will be hitting the road over September and October, kicking off proceedings at Beach Hotel at Byron Bay on September 24, then moving through Brisbane and across the rest of Oz and NZ.
“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.” Boo’s got the music, the vibes, and the red wine – just bring yourself and enjoy the ride.