Gang Of Youths' Donnie Introduces His New Project, Special Friends

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Gang Of Youths' Donnie Borzestowski's new side project is called Special Friends. Gang Of Youths' Donnie Borzestowski's new side project is called Special Friends. Image: Facebook

Drummer for ARIA Award winners Gang Of Youths, Donnie Borzestowski introduces his new project Special Friends.

A collective of life-long friends who grew up together in a small town, Special Friends craft a delectable brand of indie dream-pop.

Joining Donnie are Keith, Randal, David, Alan and Jerry, who have just released their debut single titled 'Big Sur'. The song touches on the regret and mixed feelings that come after you complete a significant phase in your life, and the temptation to right the wrongs of the past.


"Many years ago, I began hanging out with a girl. Her name was Anna," Donnie says.

"We used to go to the park together, the museum, sit in the car for hours chatting and maybe even get some choc chip ice-cream from time to time. We would laugh together, cry together, do fun things together.

"One day, I asked her if she wanted to be my girlfriend and we kissed. It was my first kiss. I told my mother that Anna was my girlfriend. My mother didn't want to admit to herself that we were seeing one another, so she would just call us special friends.

"I also have a few mates who are dear to my heart. We all grew up in a small town together on the east coast of Australia.

"We've also laughed together, cried together and gone on adventures together. We even wrote this song together. And we wrote a few more. Keith, Randal, David, Alan and Jerry, you're also my Special Friends."

Special Friends are working on new recordings with plans for an EP in the future.

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