'King for a Day' was written to represent Mark King’s bass work with Level 42, with a particular focus on the instrumental jazz-funk that the band played in the early eighties. The line features many common elements of his playing style, such as continuous semiquaver-based slap grooves, fingerstyle funk lines, and the use of tenths to imply harmony. This track also includes a bass solo, which is an excellent demonstration of the way that Mark is able to combine both hands to create rhythmically complex lines.

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