MNEK SHARES NEW SONG ‘PARADISE’ OUT 12 th  JULY

Grammy nominated British singer, songwriter and producer MNEK returns with a powerful and emotive new track ‘Paradise’.

The song, which features the iconic guitar riff from Ultra Nate’s iconic 1997 dance smash ‘Free’, sees MNEK venture into new territory both as a songwriter and as a vocalist. An evocative, vital and lyrically thought-provoking R&B song comprised of ominous throbbing bassline and skittish beats, ‘Paradise’ allows the singer to exhibit his distinct and majestic vocals, as he explores a newfound fragility with his falsetto on the song’s dark and emotionally stirring chorus.

 The 22-year-old explains, the track is about how — with all that’s going on in society today — sometimes escaping the harsh realities of the world can be a freeing and cathartic experience, with the use of the sample coming about in response to the current trend in commercial dance music.

 “Around the time I wrote ‘Paradise’, so much dance music was coming out and doing well with literally any 90s R&B song as the main topline, of the whole song. It really bothered me!” he explains. “So, I decided to sample a dance song for an R&B track. I’ve always loved ‘Free’ by Ultra Nate, so it was such an honour to have the blessing of the writers of the song to sample it for ‘Paradise’.”

 ‘Paradise’ follows 2016’s infectious single ‘At Night (I Think About You’), which has racked up over 12 million streams on Spotify and nearly 2 million views on YouTube, as well as global smash hit and multi-million selling single ‘Never Forget You’, featuring Zara Larsson.

 A keen collaborator, MNEK has also been involved with 11 UK Top 20 singles, and also worked on tracks with global and breakout stars such as BeyoncéMadonnaKylie MinogueClean BanditStormzyDua Lipa and Little Mix. 
Check out the MNEK Collection, on Spotify which is created by the man himself and includes all of these brilliant tracks – listen here 

 Taken from his upcoming album due next year, ‘Paradise’ is a perfect example of an uncompromising artist who has cemented his position as one of the most innovative, respected and unique talents in British music today.


Photo credit: Dexter Lander

For more updates stay tuned to MNEK’s:

 Instagram / Facebook / Twitter / Website

Tags:

  • Show Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

You May Also Like

An Interview with one to watch Azekel

Collaborating with both Gorlillaz and Massive Attack and now with his debut album Our ...

BETTY WHO TALKS TO US ABOUT HER LATEST SINGLE ‘IGNORE ME’

Back with a fierce independence, Betty Who is gearing up to unveil her latest ...

Moon Taxi is a Breath of Invigorating air.

The band that formed in Nashville, Tennessee seems to have been put together by ...

The Script Interview: Back to the Grind

Having sold over 30 million records, The Script are one of the world’s most successful ...

Coachella announces official 2018 line-up, taps Beyoncé, Eminem and The Weeknd

The kind folks behind the annual Coachella music and arts festival have wasted no time this ...