With his new Small Talk EP out tomorrow (March 20), British singer/songwriter/producer MNEK offers fans one last preview. Inspired by a past experience when he was 18, described below.
“‘Suddenly’ is one of the very few songs I’ve ever written that was based on a real story,” MNEK told FADER in an email. “It’s about this time when I was 18 and I became infatuated with somebody really quickly after making out with them in a club. I was already making plans in my head of what could have been and how we could have been together. They led me on to think it was the start of something but then I got friend-zoned cos “it’s a crazy time in their career right now.” It left me a bit dark inside for a minute, and it led me to write this song. It has one of my favourite lyrics I’ve ever written; “Can we afford to be a chord or are we just drifting melodies?”. This is ‘Suddenly.'”