Your Future Mixtape chats songwriting, festivals
& CD players with MNEK
Following the success of previous hit single ‘Never Forget You’ ft Zara Larsson, MNEK returns with his infectious new single ‘At Night (I Think About You)’. Your Future Mixtape caught up with the Grammy nominated singer to chat about moving on from song writing & producing to becoming an artist in his own right.
YFM: Hi there! Prior to releasing your own music, you were focused on being a songwriter/producer. What made you decide it was time to get out there and release your own music?
MNEK: Hi! I’ve always wanted to release my own music- I just wasn’t ready. Waited ‘til I was 18 to properly start releasing stuff of my own and I’m just happy people are listening to it.
YFM: Minus your own work, which songs – that you’ve worked on – are you most proud of?
MNEK: Need You (100%) and Gecko (Overdrive). two tunes that went #1, and both with very good friends.
YFM: Can you describe your music for someone who’s never listened before?
MNEK: It’s hot.
YFM: Can you tell us something about yourself that not even Google knows?
MNEK: I started talking when I was 4.
YFM: Who are you listening to at the moment?
MNEK: Ray BLK. I’m also listening to the new Ariana album.
YFM: What does the rest of 2016 have in store for MNEK?
MNEK: I’m playing V Festival, Boardmasters and Parklife. I’m excited to be playing festivals this year and sharing my tunes. At Night is out right now with more new music coming soon 🙂
Finally a quick This or That…
Streaming or Physical CDS?
Streaming, I don’t have a CD Player anymore.
Listen through headphones or play music out loud?
Music out loud.
TV or Movies?
Early Bird or Night Owl?
I’m kind of both but I’ll choose Early Bird
Coffee or Tea?
I love tea.
Winter or Summer?
Cinema or Netflix?
Call or Text?
I’m not good at either but text.
Indoors or Outdoors?