- MNEK Premieres New Song “Paradise” on BBC Radio 1Xtra
- British singer-songwriter Uzoechi "Uzo" Emenike, aka MNEK has released a new song "Paradise". The song received its first play during MistaJam BBC Radio 1Xtra JamHot on July 11. The track follows up "Don't Stop Me Now". It was written by Uzoechi Emenike, Lem Springsteen, John Ciafone and Ultra Naté Wyche.
Also, the song features a sampling of the guitar hook from Ultra Nate's 1997 smash hit "Free".
About the new song, MNEK said;
"The song talks about how it’s a dark time for everyone right now as far as just trying to live, especially people on the outside – the 'other,' like gay people, people of color. It’s tough. This song kind of talks about escaping. Everyone wishes for the best, but sometimes that isn’t the reality. All you know is to run away to paradise."
MNEK is best known for smash hit "Never Forget You" with Zara Larsson in 2015. He co-wrote the song and performed as guest vocals.
In 2017, he co-wrote several songs for other artists, such as "Instruction" by Jax Jones with Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don, "Up in Here" by 5 After Midnight, "IDGAF" by Dua Lipa, "Not for The Radio" by Tinie Tempah, "Rude Love" by Becky Hill, "World to Me" by Tchami and "Worship" by The Knocks.
- source : BBC Radio 1Xtra