Teenage British sensation MNEK (real name Uzoechi Osisioma Emenike) last year scored a Grammy nomination for co-writing the global house smash Need U (100%), which went to #1 in the UK. The 19 year-old, who has been denouncing homophobia on social media for several years, is out with a new track. Via Pop Justice:
If you look through the current Top 40 singles a lot of the releases at the housier end of the pop spectrum are borderline anonymous, yet here’s MNEK going “YES THANKS I’M A POPSTAR”. Mind you, you can hear as much in the tune (which just premiered on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show), right? Ambition, talent, a refreshing songwriting sensibility and a working knowledge of dance music that sounds like pop music as well as pop music that sounds like dance music. There aren’t many artists you can say that about.