Sigala and MNEK collaborate on new single 'Radio'

"Radio" is a breath of fresh air.

British artist, producer and DJ Sigala kicks off 2023 by joining forces with MNEK on the single 'Radio'.

Sigala has eight UK Top 10 singles, one BRIT Award nomination for Best Single ("Lullaby") and seven platinum and nine gold singles worldwide. He has sold seven million records in the UK alone, while worldwide sales have reached 22 million. Also, to date it has accumulated four billion streams and over one billion views.

Now Sigala is set to release his second full-length album, 'Every Cloud', on March 3rd. 'Radio' is the latest teaser for the upcoming album, – a song co-written and sung by one of his favorite artists.

“MNEK, what a legend!” says Sigala. "I have followed his career since day one, when I was still a student. I've been dreaming of this collaboration since I can remember," he comments.

The studio is his creative playground, so Sigala fondly remembers the day they created the song.

“I spent about two hours creating the rhythm and chords while he relaxed. And then he said, "Okay, play it." In no time he had written the lyrics on his phone and a few minutes later he was on the microphone," he said.

“It literally took him 20 minutes to write almost the entire song – he sang his vocals in two takes! Was amazing. Honestly, I was stunned. I was in the same room with a true genius," he added.

"Radio" is a breath of fresh air: "I didn't want to overdo the production. It's simple yet unique, thanks to that unusual bass throughout the song. It's a big throwback to the early 2000s and '90s, even the disco era," Sigala explains.

MNEK is considered a musical icon of the LGBTQIA+ community. She has appeared at New York Pride 2019 and UK Black Pride, as well as 'RuPaul's Drag Race UK', both as a coach and judge.

In 2019, he founded a songwriting tutorial aimed at supporting LGBTQIA+ musicians. Focusing on inclusive business, MNEK sits on the Guardian's diversity panel and has also hosted his own panel on YouTube, 'MNEK's Inter-Section', where he has spoken to other black and queer creators.

With thirteen years of presence in the music industry and 4 billion streams, MNEK has become a real force. He has worked with some of the UK's biggest names including Zara Larsson, Stormzy, Years & Years and Craig David. He has also written music with international stars such as Beyoncé, Dua Lipa, Christina Aguilera, BTS, Mabel, Madonna, Kelly Rowland and Selena Gomez.

MNEK's work includes many hits including 'Ready For Your Love', 'Never Forget You' and 'Blinded By Your Grace'. 'Head & Heart' featuring Joel Corry was also a global hit, topping the charts in several countries and was the longest-running UK No.1 single of 2020.

2022 was full of hits, most notably the platinum-selling 'Where Did You Go?' featuring Jax Jones, which spent 32 weeks on the charts. MNEK was also executive producer on female trio FLO's first EP, 'The Lead'.

MNEK states about his new collaboration with Sigala: “Bruce and I wrote this song a few years ago. It was such a fun, easy meeting. It's incredible how he turned it into the song you hear today!'

Sigala has been working on the upcoming album since the completion of 2018's 'Brighter Days.' Sigala had another incredible year. While performing for his fans around the world, he is constantly releasing hits from his upcoming album.

'Every Cloud' will include 'Lasting Lover' featuring James Arthur, 'Melody', 'Stay The Night' featuring Talia Mar, 'Rely On Me' and collaborations with David Guetta and Sam Ryder in "Living Without You." Combined, those songs have amassed half a billion streams to date. The 'Every Cloud' album will feature many more guest appearances.

Despite a busy 2022, where he made a triumphant return to the North American stages, Sigala is in no rush to rest. He has long been looking forward to meeting his international fans again. In addition to the new music, a tour of Ireland and the UK will soon begin in the spring.