For Boo Seeka’s Ben ‘Boo’ Gumbleton, most of the magic happens when you’re not really thinking about it.
Or at least that is the case with the duo’s latest single – the feelgood hit of the summer, Moonlight Run.
Speaking to Newcastle Live Ben said that the seeds of the song were sewn in the backyard of good mate and Newcastle artist Mitch Revs.
“The whole thing was pretty much written on Mitch’s balcony,” Ben explained.
“We were just sitting there one night and around midnight I kind of just had this brain snap and ent and picked up my guitar and my phone and went away and wrote it.”
He added that the track was inspired by knowing you’re going to have a great night.
“Moonlight Run is meant to replicate the feeling of excitement when its 12am, you’re with your mates, and you can just feel it’s going to be a great night,” Ben said.
“You don’t know how or what, but you’ve just got this growing feeling.’ he says. “Those times where you know you’re about to make some AM memories that will be stored forever.”
Ben said that the ‘laissez fair’ approach to Moonlight Run was one that was utilised more on the current crop of songs that will make up their next album – a lesson learned from the pressure Boo Seeka put on themselves to write their debut album Never Too Soon.
“There really was a lot of pressure surrounding the first record – pressure that was put on by us and pressure that wasn’t really needed, and I guess a lot of that had to do with us trying to write and record while also adhering to a full-on touring schedule,” he said.
“This one [next album[we just want to be fun] so I guess we are just doing what we feel rather than think too much about things.
That approach appears to be paying dividends for boo Seeka who have already pricked up a fair few ears with two singles – Millennium Drive and Rush – which will form part of the anticipated new slab.
The band, who are known for their relentless touring schedule kicked off their summer series tour last week – a run that will see them play two local dates at this weekend’s Butter and Twisted Festival in Maitland and at Shoal Bay Country Club in November.
Ben said the chance to play on home soil was always an enticing one.
“Growing up and cutting mu musical teeth here in Newcastle, for me there is absolutely nothing like coming home and playing local shows,” he enthused.
“We are just so stoked and humbled about the support that we get at home so being able to play shows like Shoal Bay and Bitter and Twisted is always a pleasure.
Catch Boo Seeka at Bitter and Twisted on Saturday 2 November and Shoal Bay Country Club on Friday 22 November.