Listen to... MNEK's debut single "Every little word"

MNEK - Every little word | Random J Pop

London born MNEK's (em-en-ee-kay) star has been on the rise for the past 3 years. Going from a guy uploading songs to myspace as a teen to a top 10 songwriter and producer. Whilst you may not be familiar with MNEK himself, if you live in the UK and keep your ears to the radio, there's a high probability you've heard, liked and bought a song he's been involved with - with his penmanship being expended on The Saturday's, Little wings, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, Duke Dumont and Rudimental to name a few.

With his collaboration with North London duo Gorgon city having charted within the top 10 on the UK singles chart and featuring on many a TV spot, and his name now on lips as a result of his work on Kylie Minogue's Kiss me once ("It feels so good") now is as good a time as any for him to release his first major single.

MNEK's "Every little word" is a great slice of throwback 90's R&B harkening back to the freak nasty anthems from the likes of Jodeci, H-Town and Blackstreet. The song takes a while to hook you, as there's a fair bit going on with it between the production, the melodic shifts, the key changes and the hook which doesn't come in until well after a minute. But the song is bursting with so much vibrance and bounce that you just enjoy the ride it takes you on and appreciate it for being different within the UK mainstream soundscape.

How this will chart in the UK is anybody's guess. It also goes against the grain of everything charting highly in the UK right now, which could either go against it, or be the one thing which helps it. Either way, this is a solid song which shows a facet to MNEK which hasn't been showcased in anything he's done prior. Although this song shouldn't come as a surprise to those who follow him socially, as MNEK's love for R&B is there on his Twitter and Instagram feeds for all to see. Shade at the lessers and all.


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