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Still only 23 years old, MNEK has already clocked up an astonishing ten years in the business, having signed a publishing deal aged just 14. He already has an impressive 1 billion streams and a Grammy nomination to his name. Today, however, marks the biggest moment in his career to date as he announces his long-awaited and hotly anticipated debut album. ‘Language’ will be released on Virgin EMI on the 7th September.
But MNEK’s greatest skill on ‘Language’ – and there are many – is to make the strange sound familiar and old references sound fresh; to take the imagination of the underground and make it sound as if targeted straight to the bullseye of the mainstream. It’s stuffed full, hook after hook, hit after hit then sprinkled with the production tricks the artist has kept stored up his sleeve for a rainy day. A swift pitch-shift of a vocal, an urgent change of pace or cadence, a brace of acapella, the blast of a horn. Each is economically employed in service of the song, to make sure his debut hits the spot with each track, establishing a major new artist with a lifetime’s work ahead of him.