GRAMMY-nominated British singer, songwriter and producer MNEK has dropped a stunning remix of his recent single, “Paradise.”The critically acclaimed American rapper/producer Tunji Ige has given the future club classic his own unique style. The young artist, whose debut mixtape The Love Project came out last year, has infused the original’s house vibes with Trap rhythms and a storming new verse. Listen to “Paradise” featuring Tunji Ige HERE.
“It was great to go to LA to work with Tunji on this remix on Paradise.” says MNEK. “He’s so much fun, we ended up hanging out two days in a row just hanging out and jamming. He’s a massive talent, and I love that he brings something new to the track.” Tunji Igesays of the collaboration, “I believe MNEK is one of the best of our generation in terms of song writing and vocals and I’ve wanted to work with him for the longest time. Honored he chose me to remix this song, the track is fire!” Watch the official video for “Paradise”HERE
The original song, which features the iconic guitar riff from Ultra Nate’s iconic 1997 dance smash “Free,” sees MNEK venture into new territory both as a songwriter and as a vocalist. An evocative, vital and lyrically thought-provoking R&B song comprised of ominous throbbing bassline and skittish beats, “Paradise” allows the singer to exhibit his distinct and majestic vocals, as he explores a newfound fragility with his falsetto on the song’s dark and emotionally stirring chorus.
“Paradise” follows 2016’s infectious single “At Night (I Think About You)”, which has racked up over 12 million streams on Spotify and nearly 2 million views on YouTube, as well as global smash hit and multi-million selling single “Never Forget You,” featuring Zara Larsson.
A keen collaborator, MNEK has also been involved with 11 UK Top 20 singles, and worked on tracks with global and breakout stars such as Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Clean Bandit, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, MØ and Little Mix. Check out the MNEK Collection, on Spotify which is created by the man himself and includes all of these brilliant tracks – listen HERE.
Taken from his upcoming album due next year, “Paradise,” is a perfect example of an uncompromising artist who has cemented his position as one of the most innovative, respected and unique talents in British music today.