PEEKABOO is closing out his incredible 2023 on one the highest echelons possible. In a year that saw a feature on Skrillex’s Quest For Fire album, several fire singles and remixes, […]
PEEKABOO is closing out his incredible 2023 on one the highest echelons possible. In a year that saw a feature on Skrillex’s Quest For Fire album, several fire singles and remixes, a headline Red Rocks show, and countless jaw-dropping performances in cities and at festivals across the country, it is only fitting that the experimental bass and dubstep hitman is releasing his debut album, Eyes Wide Open.
Eyes Wide Open is the perfect representation of PEEKABOO’s innovative journey through sound. It reconnects with his authentic roots while providing a view into other styles that have inspired him over the years. To top it all off, PEEKABOO will be celebrating by playing a headlining set at this weekend’s official album launch party and DEF (Define Everything Future) event in Atlanta. Joining him at this celebration will be Sicaria, WINK, and Redrum.
We got our first taste of what was to come on this album a few months ago when PEEKABOO teamed up with Skrillex, G-REX and Flowdan on the instant classic, “Badders”. He then followed that up by tapping dubstep powerhouse, Zeds Dead, for a bass-heavy stomper titled, “Scared”. If those two heaters weren’t enough to get you excited for the full album, PEEKABOO released “Sleepwalk” as his next single, showcasing a never-ending passion and exploration in 140 dubstep. And just last week, while riding this insane wave of momentum, PEEKABOO released his highly-anticipated collab with LYNY, “Like That”. Interestingly enough, these are the first four tracks that kick off the album.
After starting Eyes Wide Open with four, festival-ready bangers, PEEKABOO dives back into some of his more minimal and darker styles with “All I Need Is Bass” and “Dope”. We’re then introduced to a more melodic side of PEEKABOO with “Going Insane”, featuring the vocals of Grabbitz. If you enjoyed PEEKABOO’s 2020 hit anthem, “Here With Me”, then you’ll definitely be a fan of this track.
Next up, we dive into PEEKABOO’s chiller side with “You Got Me”, arguably my favorite track from the album. The jazzy elements incorporated throughout the song, combined with PEEKABOO’s signature basses and drum patterns, create an epic ride to kick off the second half of the album. In fact, it actually features PEEKABOO’s father, Bill Lucas, a concert-trained brass professional, on “You Got Me.” Staying within the chill realm, PEEKABOO provides a groovy house track, “I’ve Been Thinkin”, showcasing the wide range he has as an artist.
After this nice chill session, PEEKABOO opens it back up with the flames, starting with a fat halftime heater in “Bumpin”. We then reconnect with some of PEEKABOO’s earlier experimental bass influences in “Riddle” and “Music Box”, two tracks that will need to be cranked at high volumes on your nearest sound system ASAP.
Eyes Wide Open closes on a futuristic, soothing vibe with “Don’t Wanna”, yet another beautiful example of PEEKABOO’s production prowess in the form of a chilled-out, halftime track. Having reached the end of our journey, we can confidently say that PEEKABOO has cemented himself as a North American electronic music trailblazer. The impact he has made on the scene in pushing underground sounds while creating approachable styles for wide audiences is best shown in this album. Definitely find some time to sit down and really absorb this one!
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