Listen To The Title Track From Disco King Donny Benét’s New Album ‘Mr Experience’

Australian disco revivalist Donny Benét will release his fifth album, Mr Experience, on Friday, 22nd May via Dot Dash/Remote Control. He’s shared two singles from the record so far – ‘Girl of My Dreams’ and ‘Second Dinner’ – and now the boogie king has shared the album’s title track.

“The song concept came as a suggestion to me. I get suggestions all the time and they never stick – This one did! I like the intro on this one – it’s kind of like a mid 80’s Japanese game show introduction that goes into a little Chic vibe. It’s no secret that I’m a huge Bernard Edwards fan and I tried to play this bass line with as light a touch as possible,” commented Donny on the track’s origin.

“Who is Mr Experience? What is he experienced in? Apparently making good scrambled eggs is a huge talent, one that requires a lot of knowledge! It is the title track, and I think it’s an appropriate follow-up album title after The Don.”

According to The Don, Mr Experience sees the musician embrace a new sincerity, moving away from the irony-laden output that has earmarked much of his back catalogue. In other words, Mr Experience sees ol’ Donny grow up a little, with a lyrical and thematic maturity that sits alongside musical influence from Bryan Ferry and Hiroshi Yoshimura.

Benét’s touring plans have been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, now set to take place in Australia in October. Listen to ‘Mr Experience’ – and check out rescheduled national tour dates – below.

Donny Benét -‘ Mr Experience’ Australian Album Tour

Sunday, 4th October

The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 10th October

Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tickets: Moshtix

Saturday, 24th October

Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets: Corner Hotel

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