MNEK’s music production discography just got another significant addition.
MNEK, real name Uzoechi Osisioma “Uzo” Emenike, is a British talent that has helped create several musical numbers from a large range of artists such as Madonna, Clean Banit, Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, Craig David, Beck Hill, Little Mix, and more. (Before becoming a singer in his own right). And now, he’s worked with another growing talent.
Korean girl group TWICE has just dropped a new mini-album. This seventh EP from the group, titled Fancy You, is out on all streaming platforms.
Within the tracklist is the song “Girls Like Us,” which MNEK and Charli XCX worked to help create. Both pop singers worked on both the music and the arrangement for the 2:40 song.
In addition, the group will be going on a world tour later this year. The tour dates and locations are the following:
May 25 & 26 – Seoul, South Korea
June 15 – Bangkok, Thailand
June 29 – Manila, Philippines
July 13 – Singapore
July 17 – Los Angeles
July 19 – Mexico City
July 21 – Newark, New Jersey
July 23 – Chicago
August 17 – Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This isn’t the first time that MNEK has worked with a Korean pop group. MNEK worked with popular Korean boyband BTS last year. On their album Love Yourself: Tear, MNEK contributed, with music producer lophiile, by producing the music/co-writing the lyrics to the song 낙원 (paradise).
MNEK then noted how nice the BTS army was to him after discovering the song.
“The BTS fans [nicknamed ARMYs] have been so nice! Thank yooooou. Look fwd to you all hearing the song we wrote,” he said on Twitter.
YO IT’S OUT!! Listen to 낙원 (paradise) produced/ co written by me and the homie @mnek for @bts_bighit @BTS_twt on #LOVE_YOURSELF tear! #방탄소년단 #BTSARMY SO STOKED THANK YOU GUYS! 🔥🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/rHYfbpm3ug
— lo (@lophiile) May 18, 2018
“I had written a completely different song, right?” said MNEK during the interview. “It was completely different lyrics — they changed it to like a self-help song. The original theme I talked about was much bitchier.”
“They’re all so sweet and all really polite,” he then added.