Comprised of Alex Cameron, George Nicholas, and John Hassell, the Sydney, Australia-based electronica trio of Seekae can trace their origins to when Cameron and Hassell met in high school and played in an indie rock band together. Interestingly, after Cameron finished high school, he ran his old elementary school classmate, George Nicholas, and after realizing that they both had similar musical tastes, Cameron recruited Nicholas to complete the trio.
In their native Australia, their first two albums were released to critical praise for a sound that has been heavily influenced by Mount Kimbie, James Blake and PVT. And their recently released third album, The Worry reportedly had the band experimenting with an even moodier electronica sound. The latest single (and video) “The Stars Below” thematically discusses the lingering resentment, confusion, heartache, bitterness and obsessions in the aftermath of a breakup – and it does so in a way that’s viscerally unsettling. In particular, listen to how the vocalist says “I would have done anything for you” as the song’s refrain.
Sonically, the sparsely arranged song is comprised of eerily swirling electronics, gently undulating synths and skittering percussion that further emphasizes the complex array of lingering emotion of the song in a fashion that reminds me quite a bit of Beacon and others.