MNEK – ‘Every Little Word’

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“Do you fuck to this shit?” a warped voice antagonistically growls in the shadows of ‘Every Little Word”s chorus. Well, yes, you probably do. MNEK‘s first solo major label outing oozes sex appeal and is sure to seduce any pop fans who are yet to discover this 19-year-old musical prodigy.

The early-90s inspired house beat provides a hearty dose of prosthetic funk with gurgling synths and soulful, sultry vocals. The bustling chorus of melismas and jerky beats becomes more frantic with each play, switching key and exploiting a ridiculously hefty vocal range to hit powerful notes that Mariah Carey would be jealous of. MNEK’s supreme voice, ear for production, and sheer skill of musical expression, infuse to create a superb combination. Wrought with sexual frustration but lost in a sea of blissful electro pop, ‘Every Little Word’ epitomises youthful yearning in a fabulously feel-good way.

9/10

Buy ‘Every Little Word’ on iTunes now.

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