Mar 2012 23

Having featured on one of the most infectious songs of the year thus far, 17-year old newcomer MNEK – singer, songwriter, producer – has decided to cover Kelis’ ‘Get Along With You’.

It’s hard to imagine the lead vocals on this were recorded on an iPhone because he’s displaying some amazing technique. His control  (listen to the way he sings “my love”… Just silly!) and the arrangement he’s produced around the beat is dope. Oh, and biggup that baritone too – dude can sing.

There’s something about MNEK – it’s in his voice, his style – it just works. I hope the cool approach he’s demonstrated on this and on ‘Spoons’ is something we’ll be hearing more of in the future.

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