MNEK has worked with juggernaut names like Beyoncé, Madonna and Dua Lipa, but the songwriter-producer extraordinaire is a star in his own right. In fact, his 2016 team-up with Zara Larsson, “Never Forget You,” saw a peak of No. 13 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Now, MNEK debuted his new song “Tongue,” the first single from his upcoming debut album. In an interview with The Fader, MNEK said the song represents the new sound that he hopes to show off on his album. “It’s fun, it’s sexy, and it’s different to anything I’ve put out before,” he said. “It is an indication of me taking risks with my new music.”
The smooth vocals, slick production and heavy bassline suggest the song is about pure sex and desire. But in fact, the song’s lyrics offer something sweeter: being scared to tell someone you love them.
Check out the lyric video for “Tongue” below.