After humble lo-fi beginnings in the Australian art-pop underground, Donny Benét has expanded his cult-like following across the globe with a resonant array of danceable repertoire of songs dealing with love and affection. His next album marks a new chapter, informed by a wealth of musical and personal development. Enter ‘Mr Experience‘.
This is Donny’s follow up album to 2018’s The Don which saw him unexpectedly captivate a global audience. Since its release he has toured across Australia, Europe and North America extensively, building a cult following along the way – there are even dedicated Facebook fan pages in several countries incl. Slovakia, The Netherlands & Belgium!
He was also recently referenced as an inspiration for The Weeknd‘s new album.
Donny’s songs deal with genuine emotion served on a kitsch platter. An alter-ego manifested in the beginning of the 2010s, Donny (who has a Masters Of Music from Sydney Conservatorium) has blurred the lines of artifice to create a back catalogue that can embrace and challenge – often simultaneously – the notion of irony in art.
‘Mr Experience’ moves further away from ironic notions as Donny explores lyrical and musical themes which embody observations of maturation in his audience, his tight-knit musical community (which includes Sarah Blasko + Jack Ladder), and himself.