Front Deck Boom Box: Mister Co.

27 June 2023 | 12:39 pm | Mallory Arbour

We caught up with Mister Co. to find out what songs they’ve been listening to for this week’s Front Deck Boom Box.

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Mister Co. is the amalgamation of two passionate musicians and producers, Connor and Oscar Absolum. A genre blended musical duo, Mister Co. brings Oscar's big band and musical theatre influences together with Connor's love of anthem rock, soul and pop. Although the pair have worked on countless musical projects with various artists both on stage and in the studio, the pair only decided to begin their songwriting career as a duo after their April wedding in 2022.

Taking a more rock direction, their current single Don’t Talk About It was co-produced by Dominik Harold from Protonaut Studios and is set to appear on the pair’s debut album, due for release in early 2024. Titled On This Journey, the album is said to feature a collection of songs that tells a story of their journey together from high school to the stage to their union as husbands.

We caught up with Mister Co. to find out what songs they’ve been listening to for this week’s Front Deck Boom Box.



1. Look at Me – Allen Stone & Cory Wong 

I have always wanted these two artists to do a song together and they did and it's sick. Allen Stone on vocals adds so much soul to the performance and what Cory Wong has done with the arrangement just makes for a great listen. There is always something new that you didn't hear before every time you take a listen. Try to stay still while listening.

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2. New Guru – Vulfpeck & Antwaun Stanley 

The groove is absolutely killer. I love the message in the song, makes me want to get moving and do heaps of stuff. Antwaun Stanley's vocals are just unreal. He never seems to disappoint no matter the song he is lending his vocal acrobatics to. It takes a lot to master the balance of a great song, and I believe they did it perfectly.

3. Oh Caroline – The 1975 

Heaps of people recommended listening to these guys and I never did but this was the first song that caught my ear when I was scrolling through their essentials on Spotify. It reminds me of an 80s classic with a modern twist. I love the feeling you get when listening to a song like this. It would fit the end of a great movie or the closing out of a big show.


1. All Fired Up – Matt Corby

Matt Corby is one of my favourite homegrown artists and I have followed his musical journey from start to now. This song is by far my favourite out of his catalogue he has released so far. The vocal performance in this track makes you feel you are in the room with him. It’s so simple, gentle and incredibly captivating. The lyrics mixed with the arrangement creates a reflection piece we all can relate to. Just be prepared to have it stuck in your head for days.

2. Sweet Thing – Chaka Khan

By far one of my favourites and a song that I will always be listening to. In my eyes it is a funky masterpiece. It’s so smooth and Chaka Khan’s vocals leave me speechless every time. Released in 1973 but yet, it still stays relevant both musically and sonically. It is one of my favourite songs to drive home to and vibe with. The rhythm, the soul and the performance is just utter perfection.

3. Consider Me – Allen Stone

Allen Stone is by far one of the artists we both love and adore, and we have had the pleasure of seeing him live twice in Melbourne and let me tell you, it is a concert you will never forget. I truly believe he should be crowned the prince of modern soul. This ballad seems so personal and that translates through his incredible vocal performance. It makes you think of that one special person who means the world to you, perfect for a first dance at a wedding.


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