MNEK – who in between scoring UK Top 5 hits like ‘Never Forget You’ with Swedish pop starlet Zara Larsson somehow manages to find time to write for the likes of Madonna and Beyoncé – says that the pulsating R&B track is all about escaping reality (something we could all do with while cooped up at work in mid-July).
“Around the time I wrote ‘Paradise’, so much dance music was coming out and doing well with literally any 90s R&B song as the main topline, of the whole song. It really bothered me!” he explains.
“So, I decided to sample a dance song for an R&B track. I’ve always loved ‘Free’ by Ultra Nate, so it was such an honour to have the blessing of the writers of the song to sample it for ‘Paradise’. Review By Attitude