Radio

  • All genres
    • Electronic
    • R&B
    • Hip-Hop
    • Rock
Now Playing
Beyoncé, “Mine (Machinedrum remix)”
Now Playing
iLoveMakonnen feat. Ezra Koenig and Despot, “Down 4 So Long”
Now Playing
Remy Banks , “Snowbeach”
Now Playing
Oneohtrix Point Never, “Rush”
Now Playing
Flying Lotus, “The Protest”
Now Playing
NPR Microphone Check, “J. Cole: 'It Ain't Enough Of Us Trying'”
Now Playing
iLoveMakonnen, “Swerve”
Now Playing
Lucki Eck$, “Stevie Wonder [ft. Chance the Rapper]”

MNEK Wrote a Song About You Last Night—Take a Listen

FADER PREMIERE

Annie Mac just debuted MNEK's pulsing new single "Wrote a Song About You" on BBC1, and we're proud to bring you the first official stream. The 19-year-old East Londoner retains his ’90s R&B/house obsession here, landing somewhere between Craig David and Sam Smith: I'd rather be alone than lonely/ Wonder if you're thinking of me/ Well, do you? He's been racking up writing credits since 14 for the likes of Gorgon City and Duke Dumont, so when MNEK explained that he wrote the song about writing a song, it made sense: "None of my songs start out to be autobiographical. In this case, it wasn’t about anyone, it's more like creative writing." His album arrives later this year, and we're waiting to hear where his pen goes next. Stream below, and look out for remixes from Kaytranada, Tieks and Shift K3y on the way.

Stream: MNEK, "I Wrote a Song About You"

Posted:
MNEK Wrote a Song About You Last Night—Take a Listen