MNEK Returns to the Solo Spotlight With Compelling ‘At Night (I Think About You)’
The production is next-level good
British singer, songwriter, and producer MNEK has had a busy few weeks. To recap: He’s credited on Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade; he got into it a bit with Azealia Banks on Twitter (who hasn’t?); and he produced yesterday’s sparkling new Mø single, “Final Song” — and none of that even mentions how he’s climbing up the Hot 100 with his hugely successful Zara Larsson duet, “Never Forget You.”
Today, though, the spotlight’s back on his solo career with “At Night (I Think About You),” a self-produced beauty of a tune that shows the utmost maturation in his craft. “In the morning I’m OK / Just fine in the afternoon,” MNEK sings with the slightest quiver over his icy, thrashing instrumentals — think Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation” sped up and sprinkled with ultralight beams.
Stream “At Night (I Think About You)” on Apple Music here.