More Than A Miracle - MNEK
Uzoechi Emenike, otherwise known as MNEK, is coming out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The British singer, songwriter, and producer is typically a featured artist or producer for songs that everybody knows, such as Never Forget You by Zara Larsson. Though he has been overlooked in the past, he is now taking strides towards becoming a more outstanding artist.
MNEK's first major project was with Rudimental, as he was featured on their song Spoons in 2012-13. This achievement got him on the BBC's Sound of 2014 long list, which is an annual list that BBC creates showcasing the "profiles of 15 acts" of unique and upcoming artists or groups. In 2014, he was featured on Gorgon City's single Ready for Your Love, which became number four on the UK Singles Chart. On April 20, 2014, he released his single Every Little Word, and was quickly followed by a remix by Joe Goddard and Fred V & Grafix on May 9. His next song, titled The Rhythm, was released in 2015. This song was not as popular as Never Forget You, but has a unique beat and diverse sound. He followed The Rhythm with an EP, Small Talk. Though Small Talk remained a minor success, More Than A Miracle was a standout part of it. Though it is nearly a year and a half later, the song is becoming more popular, as it was featured on Spotify's Discover Weekly playlist, which is where I discovered it. MNEK's latest release in 2016 was a single remix/cover of Don't Stop Me Now by Queen. It adds a modern flavor to the classic song, as MNEK shows off his vocal ability.
More Than A Miracle, released in 2015, proves that MNEK is an exceptional artist. Similar to his other music, it has a modern beat. Seeming like the type of music you'd hear in a high end night club, More Than A Miracle is from the point of view of someone who wants their ex-lover back in their life. It expresses the desire for their lives to go back to the way it was before, as he says that "I pray you come back" and that it will take "more than a miracle" for them to reunite. Unlike other artists, MNEK is able to create a song telling the story of a couple once strong, while also having a contemporary beat that entices his audience. The heartwarming message of someone wishing for a miracle to reunite with their ex-lover, invigorating background noise, and MNEK's extraordinary voice combine together to create a song unlike any other in the music world.
As MNEK continues to build his career, it is anticipated that he will continue to create music with the same individualistic quality as he has in the past. In the meantime, I encourage everyone to listen to MNEK's music, and hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!