MNEK drops his second single ‘Colour’ Ft. Hailee Steinfeld just in time for LGBTQ month

The single, which is rife with rainbow metaphors, is an apt summer song to celebrate LGBTQ month this June.

                            MNEK drops his second single ‘Colour’ Ft. Hailee Steinfeld just in time for LGBTQ month
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The effervescent MNEK returns today with a new offering from his upcoming debut album. ‘Colour’, which features vocals from American popstar and actress Hailee Steinfeld. The album is out today on Virgin EMI.

Skipping far beyond the rainbow of love’s possibilities, ‘Colour’ is an intelligent, vibrant, and gloriously infectious anthem, bursting with boundless energy. Destined to soundtrack the upcoming summer, and featuring pristine vocals from girl-of-the-moment Steinfeld, ‘Colour’ is MNEK’s biggest, boldest and brightest statement so far. 

The timing of the single couldn't be apter considering June is LGBTQ month. It's rife with rainbow metaphors and positivity and everything you probably need more of in this month. “Before you came into my life, everything was black and white/now all I see is color, like a rainbow in the sky,” he sings.

At the young age of 23, Mnek has already clocked up an astonishing ten years in the business, having signed a publishing deal aged just 14. With his early material like ‘Never Forget You’ and wider collaborations, he has an impressive 1 billion streams to his name. The list of people he's written and produced for along the way is hard to quantify - Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Little Mix, Madonna, Diplo, MØ, Rudimental, Julia Michaels and Stormzy to name but a few. With his long-awaited and hotly demanded debut album 'Tongue' expected later this year, it’s fascinating to watch the stars align for the incomprehensively talented MNEK.

Tongue is “something I've worked on over the course of my entire career and something I've been discovering myself in it,” MNEK said in a press release. If you haven't yet already, listen to MNEK's terrific lead single from the album, 'Tongue' below.

This summer MNEK will play a series of live shows, including his own headline show of London’s prestigious Wilton Music Hall on June 19th which is already completely sold out. Before that he will perform at the Mighty Hoopla in South London, and Parklife in Manchester at the start of June.