Danny K fans to get good look at new album

Pericles Anetos anetosp@timesmedia.co.za

DANNY K will introduce his PE fans to his new album, Good Look, when he performs at the Boardwalk’s Vodacom Amphitheatre on December 30.

“We have just worked really hard at putting on a fun, feel-good and exciting show, I know people are going to enjoy it.We have been playing it around the country and people have been coming out and enjoying it, so we had to bring it to PE,” the singer said.

The show will feature songs from his 10 years in the industry, from his first single Hurt So Bad all the way to Brown Eyes, his latest, as well as all the hits in between.

His new album mixes a lot of his favourite genres of music adding in elements of funk, disco and soul and blending it into a South African context, but it is also a personal offering of the music he likes.

“Brown Eyes is a good example, it is funky, it’s dance with a South African feel to it… and after doing six albums I just wanted to do an album that I would enjoy listening to. I did not think too hard about the creative process, I just got in the studio and wrote.”

Danny K has in many ways broken the quintessential mode of the South African music industry with this new album by embracing the digital revolution in partnering with Samsung. He created an app with his entire album on it that can be downloaded from the Samsung Play Store. “I am a big believer in a digital revolution in the music business. I am not scared of it, I embrace the fact that people want to consume music in different ways.”

When Samsung approached him with the offer of buying 20000 copies of his album for the first 20000 people who downloaded the app, he jumped at the opportunity, not only because it was a new way of promoting his album, but also because it gave a chance for people to listen to the whole album in an age when one song often steals the show, he said.

Local a capella group Chapter 3 will be opening for Danny K, who believes in promoting local artists. “I do it because often there aren’t occasions for fantastic local artists to get out there and be seen.”

The show is going to be a party, says the singer. “I want people to come and be able to get on their feet and leave in a good mood.”

Tickets for the 8pm show are available from Computicket at R120.

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