You Better Listen To 'Every Little Word' MNEK Is Saying
Friday, April 11, 2014
So I'm echoing myself here, but MNEK just makes me so gosh darn happy for music's future that I have to be repetitious. It's all in the details really, as for his official debut single "Every Little Word", the London multi-talent has pulled out some serious elastic funk that is strategically stylish as it is a layer cake of experiments and revival sounds that expand on his already well-established repertoire. Barking hip-hop samples, New Jack-styled tempo changes, dizzying pop synths --- all of them frosted with MNEK's silky loverman croons (like a baby Jeffery Osborne or Johnny Gill he is...) to make for a freshly crafted song that bridges the new with the old without a glitch. MNEK's stream of refixes, guest spots, and production work over the past two years have led up to this moment, so really I'm not surprised at this aural slaying, but it's still nice to be confirmed that we've got something special in our midst and the coming months are about to get quite interesting indeed.