Never Forget You feat. Zara Larsson
A precociously talented individual, MNEK started making songs when he was just 9-years-old, before signing his first publishing deal five years later. Able to deconstruct and re-build pop, R&B and dance in a way most mere mortals can’t, his songwriting, production and vocal skills have been sought out by everyone from The Saturdays (on two Xenomania-assisted singles) to Rudimental (Spoons); from Duke Dumont (Need U (100%)) to Little Mix (album highlight, Nothing Feels Like You); from Bondax (All I See) to Kylie Minogue (Feels So Good); from Shadow Child (Climbin’ (Piano Weapon)) to Tieks (Sing That Song) to a certain Madonna (on a collaboration with Diplo for her new album, due in 2015). No stranger to chart success, he co-wrote Oliver Heldens’ UK number 1 single Gecko (and his forthcoming follow-up, Last All Night (Koala)) and crashed into the Top 5 with the deep house majesty of Gorgon City collaboration, Ready For Your Love (which he co-wrote and sang) and also co-wrote the follow-up, Here For You. Not only that but he’s also using his skills to bring through the next crop of UK talent, producing and co-writing the latest singles from newcomers Becky Hill (Losing) and Karen Harding (Say Something), while also co-writing and adding a vocal to Chris Malinchak’s dreamy Happiness.
But his talents don’t just stop at creating musical mastery for other people. Versatile enough to play about with deep house one minute, pure pop the next and R&B bangers as and when he feels like it, MNEK’s also primed to properly take over 2015 as a solo artist following recent singles Every Little Word and the elastic, low-slung future R&B of the Radio One playlisted follow-up, Wrote A Song About You. With an artistic vision for the album already in place, he’s also ventured out into the live arena, playing a myriad of summer festivals and three sold-out shows in London with more planned for this year. He supported Kylie Minogue at her 2014 iTunes Festival show at the Roundhouse, effortlessly slipping into the role of frontman with the sort of ease you’d expect from someone who is already a ten-year music veteran. MNEK achieved his first Top 40 single with ‘The Rhythm’ which also rose high in the club charts. His EP ‘Small Talk’, featuring all of his singles including ‘The Rhythm’, plus a couple of new tracks, was released in March.
On the 3rd September MNEK announced his brand new single, Never Forget You with Swedish pop star Zara Larsson. The single premiered on the 10th September as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record on BBC Radio 1 and to date has been certified x3 Platinum in Sweden, x2 Platinum in Denmark and Platinum in Norway, Australia and the UK. It has amassed over 100 million Spotify Streams and 40 Million video views.