MNEK’s Sexy, Romantic “Tongue” Sounds Like A Hit
MNEK returns to the scene with his new single, “Tongue,” and it is a sexy, atmospheric bop. The 23-year-old is gearing up to unleash his debut album later this year, and today (March 1) he provided the first taste of what to expect. With a production credit from Anton Rundberg and a writing credit from Julia Karlsson, the trio have crafted a sensual anthem about baring your heart to a potential flame. And, despite boasting one of the hottest productions in recent memory, the hitmaker’s delivery is endearingly hesitant.
“Swimming pool of passion. Mutual attraction. We both know there is something going on,” he croons over swirling synths and building bass on the opening lines. His voice is sweet and passionate; however, the lyrics allude to the difficulty of taking the risk to explain how he feels. “Didn’t wanna start this verse with those three little words. ‘Cause we both know there is something going on, but I don’t wanna play it wrong,” he announces. The production builds up on the verses before dropping out for a driving beat on the chorus.
Tailored for dancing, MNEK’s latest should become a massive hit. In an interview with The Fader, the songwriter turned solo star opened up about his latest hit and what it means in reference to his forthcoming LP. “‘Tongue’ is one of my favorite songs from the album. It’s fun, it’s sexy, and it’s different to anything I’ve put out before. It is an indication of me taking risks with my new music,” he explained.
He went on to open up about the remainder of his project and what it means to him. “The album is something I’m so proud of because it’s an audio world I’ve created which is a true body of work. I can’t wait for everyone to hear it.” There is no official release date for the remainder of the project just yet, but his new single shows a great deal of promise. With any luck it will climb the charts and give him a second international hit after 2015’s “Never Forget You.” Give “Tongue” a spin and check out the bold lyric video below!