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MNEK

Language (Vinyl)

Model:
6770580
SKU:
330949
PLU: 602567705802
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
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
Format - LP
Genre - Urban & Hip Hop
Release Date - 07/09/18

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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. The list of people he's written and produced for along the way is hard to quantify - Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Madonna, Diplo, MØ, Rudimental, Julia Michaels and Stormzy to name but a few.

From within it's opening minutes, you can sense the glorious, undeniable sense of purpose and of place to MNEK's debut album 'Language'; you could be stuck in the brilliantly gossipy toilets of a flash metropolitan nightclub or sitting on the top deck of the 55-bus winding toward Hackney Central on the mental school-run half hour.  'Language' is an effortlessly executed concept album that demands to be heard from beginning to end, looping effortlessly from one track to the next, with the type of grand sense of immediacy, giddiness and stroppy, flirty fun that we've only come to expect from MNEK.

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.

Primary Format - MusicVinyl
ArtistMNEK
LabelVirgin UK / EMI
Music GenreUrban/Rap
Music Genre PrimaryUrban & Hip Hop
Music Genre SecondaryPop & Rock

LP

  • 1. Background
  • 2. Correct
  • 3. Tongue
  • 4. Gibberish (Interlude)
  • 5. Phone
  • 6. Colour (feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
  • 7. Body
  • 8. Honeymoon Phaze
  • 9. Language
  • 10. Hearsay (Interlude)
  • 11. Girlfriend
  • 12. Paradise
  • 13. Crazy World
  • 14. Be (Interlude)
  • 15. Free
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