Donny Benét - Konichiwa

Song of the Day
Hosted by Kevin Cole
Today's Song of the Day, as chosen by DJ Kevin Cole, is "Konichiwa" by Donny Benét from the 2018 album The Don on Dot Dash Recordings.
photo by carlos cruz
written by janice headley

Today's Song of the Day was inspired by a 1981 Musicman Stingray bass. Australian artist Donny Benét (a self-proclaimed "adult entertainer, hit maker, attentive lover, and awarded performer") had just purchased one online. "It arrived in the mail and as soon as I ripped off the wrapping this was the first bassline I played," he tells Music Feeds

He adds, "It’s well known that I have a real affinity with Japan. Nothing would seem more beautiful and simple than saying hello and singing about true love. This song was initially a nice idea and sat in the demos folder for ages. My buds from The Dreamlanders encouraged me to put it back in the album folder. I’m glad they did. I’m very proud of the bassline; I think it makes the song."

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