Musical Discovery: ‘Seeya’ by Deadmau5 feat. Colleen D’Agostino

It was way back at Glastonbury earlier this year that I heard this track for the first time during Deadmau5’s set. As soon as the track started, the funky and deep bass riff really intrigued me. Over time, the song has grown on me and so the week’s track is Seeya by Deadmau5 feat. Colleen D’Agostino.

Whenever I’ve seen Deadmau5 (real name Joel Zimmerman) perform – be it through my own eyes or through recordings – I’ve noticed that it’s during this song in his set that he sits on a couch with palm trees around him and drinks some beer. Upon listening to the track, it’s clear that Seeya has this relaxed and laid-back vibe to it which makes it a perfect electronic track to chill to.

Whilst the song does start with a slightly boring and unusual beat, the track is quick to introduce the groovy, funky and off-beat bass alongside a rhythm which is easy to clap along to.

After this, the smooth vocals by D’Agostino – as well as harmonic backing vocals – are added and fit well with the main groove. However, there are times throughout the song where the groove and vocals can interfere with each other, making it difficult for me to hear the lyrics.

As well as the verses of the track, D’Agostino’s vocals are also impressive when it comes to the song’s supposed chorus. Straight away, listeners are surprised by a powerful, high-pitched note at the start, which making chorus a key part of the song as well as the main bass groove.

Towards the end of the song, Zimmerman develops the track with melodic synth effects and off-beat piano chords. The track then ends with the same opening rhythm which, although it is a disappointing ending, brings a great track by Deadmau5 to a close.

What do you think of Seeya? Comment below!


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