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MNEK drops single off his debut album, promises a ‘black, gay, pop experience’

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MNEK | Photo: Tongue artwork

Gay artist MNEK has revealed details from his new album and dropped a new mellow single.

The 23-year-old Londoner will release Language on September 7, via Virgin EMI.

He’s also given fans a taste of what to expect in Crazy World, the latest song to emerge from the record.

MNEK promises a ‘black, gay, pop experience’

The artist previously promised his debut album to be a ‘black, gay, pop experience’.

‘This album is so special to me because it’s something I’ve put my heart and soul into writing and producing and singing,’ he said.

‘I’ve waited for the day my debut album is released my entire life, so naturally, I’ve designed it to be listened to from start to finish,’ he added.

MNEK has been in the music industry for 10 years but this is his first solo album. He boasts an incredible list of production and writing credits. Notably, he wrote and produced for icons such as Beyoncé, Madonna, and Kylie Minogue, to name but a few.

He explained ‘every song flows into each other in a way that tells a sonic story. I’ve learned so much as a musician over the years and most importantly as a young man’.

Listen to Crazy World:

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He shut down homophobic comments

In March this year, he received widespread praise for the way he shut down a homophobic Instagram user.

The R&B star took to Instagram to call out a commenter on his Tongue video, who stated that the clip was ‘so wrong’ and said ‘you can clearly see a demon is in control of this guy and is doing this gay thing so it can poison minds’.

He responded: ‘I’ve been working in this industry for a long time and have earned the right to now perform in a way that exhibits the true me.’

‘I’m aware it’s not something everyone is used to seeing but that’s exactly why I wanted to do it. loving another man is not a demonic act, especially not in a music video!’

Read more from Gay Star News:

MNEK blasts Azealia Banks: ‘She actively hates gay people’

MNEK demonstrates how to shut down a homophobic hater

MNEK on being black and gay: ‘One minority is bad enough’

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