Thursday, October 18The Voice of London

Never Forget You Singer MNEK Collaborates With Far East Movement on Identity

UK singer-producer MNEK features on Far East Movement’s album which brings together stars of the east and the west.

Reporter: Chelsea Jobe | Sub-Editor: Martina Di Gregorio

MNEK in Rudimental's "Baby" music video / Source: Vimeo
MNEK in Rudimental’s music video “Baby”/ Source: Vimeo

MNEK, real name Uzoechi Emenike, has written and produced songs for the biggest names in the industry: Madonna, Beyoncé, Rudimental, and now Far East Movement.

The 21-year-old produced bass-heavy electronic track “SXWME” which features Korean-American singer Jay Park. It is one of 11 tracks on Far East Movement’s album Identity, their first album since Dirty Bass in 2012.

Far East Movement at 2011 Much Music Video Awards / Source: Wikipedia

The American EDM group teased fans with lead song “Freal Love” ft. R&B singer Tinashe and EXO’s Chanyeol last week. It introduced the mixed-genre album and its emphasis on American and Korean stars.

In an interview with Billboard, the group said: “Identity has always been an issue with us, from how we perceive ourselves as Americans to how people actually see us, and how Asia sees us as foreigners while people in the U.S. might think Asia is home to us,”

Identity is a Far East Movement, in a sense, bridging artists from the east with artists from the west while fusing different genres we love.”

Other collaborators include Tiffany of Girls’ Generation, soul singer Macy Gray, American rapper Soulja Boy, and many more.

Far East Movement – Identity is available worldwide on iTunes.