MNEK's long-awaited debut album is finally on the way
Even if you don't know MNEK by name you definitely know his music
Whether it's his own or the music he's written for other artists, you know him.
He has over a billion streams, a Grammy nomination, three UK Top 10 singles, and he's still only 23-years-old.
The list of people he's written and produced for along the way is more than impressive - Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Madonna, Diplo, MØ, Rudimental ("Spoons" will forever be a classic), Julia Michaels and Stormzy to name but a few.
But his biggest career moment has finally arrived as he announces his long-awaited and hotly anticipated debut album, Language.
"This album is so special to me because it’s something I’ve put my heart and soul into," says MNEK.
"I’ve waited for the day my debut album is released my entire life, so naturally I’ve designed it to be listened to from start to finish - so every song flows into each other in a way that tells a sonic story. I’ve learnt so much as a musician over the years and most importantly as a young man - and I’m excited to share with you all what I’ve learnt so far! This is Language."
According to the press release, from within it’s opening minutes, you can sense the glorious, undeniable sense of purpose and of place to 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.
Arriving September 7th, you can pre-order Language here.
- Gibberish (Interlude)
- Colour (Feat. Hailee Steinfeld)
- Honeymoon Phaze
- Hearsay (Interlude)
- Crazy World
- Be (Interlude)
- Touched By You
MNEK also has some live dates coming up, which are as follows:
9th October - Gorilla, Manchester
10th October - O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
11th October - Scala, London