Sydney three piece SEEKAE are one of the city’s most prized possessions. Having just released their third record, The Worry, they’re evidently not afraid to push boundaries and seem to greatly pull off each goal they set out to achieve.
Teasing us upon the lead-up to access of the LP’s entirety, Seekae softened the blow by introducing us to The Worry‘s first and second born; ‘Another’ and ‘Test & Recognise’. Now well familiarised, we’ve graduated to the record’s third official single, ‘Monster’.
From the heaving simplicity of ‘Another‘ to the busy synth traffic ingrained in ‘Test & Recognise‘, Seekae continue the pattern of diveristy with ‘Monster’ – and I guarantee every hair on your body will stand up.
Luring us in with the raw, tickled strums of an able guitar, there’s something rather suspicious about its presence; as it creepily doesn’t completely translate as a harmless being. Tiptoeing above a scramble of sporadic knocks and beats (that almost sound like someone repetitively placing glass cups onto a wooden bench top), it’s aesthetically balanced out with the intriguing lyricism found in Alex Cameron’s menacing vocals.
With this threatened instinct growing larger as ‘Monster’ progresses, we soon find our path blocked by a collection of antiquated instruments. Noting this alongside the perpetual lyric, “today is not your day” gently whispering in our ear, ‘Monster’ is definitely a concerned piece ready to cause havoc, yet never quite reaches its peak potential; a little symbolic of the frustrating craziness that lingers in the mind of an anxiety sufferer.
Words by Hannah Galvin.