If you‘re looking for a musical reference point, the Sydney singer perhaps reminds of Ray Parker Jr from the ’80s. He’s suave, smooth and sophisticated, and he’s sharing his wisdom on his aptly titled new album, Mr Experience.
“There comes a time where sleep is the new sex,” he offers in Second Dinner. “Second time is always the winner.” Benét is like a Commodore of Yacht Rock, delivering disco for dinner parties. Sometimes he sounds detached, like he’s channelling his inner Human League – check out Reach Out and You Don’t Need Love. Other times, he’s lighting up the room. As he sings in the title track, “He likes to remind you he always satisfies.”
Mr Experience by Donny Benét is out Friday May 22 via Dot Dash/Remote Control.Buy now at JB Hi-Fi
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