British UBER singer, songwriter and producer MNEK announced today (March 5) the details of their brand new show “Proud radio with MNEK” which launches on Sunday March 7 on Apple Music Achievements!
In what promises to be an epic monthly radio show, the super inclusive show will see the paradise the singer takes listeners on a journey into the superlative world of the pop planet, helping them to forget the daily stresses and strains of normal life, playing a dazzling mix of diverse music, chatting with an array of guests specials and sharing all the latest showbiz gossip.
For its inaugural show, which airs this Sunday at 1 p.m. GMT, MNEK welcomes the star of new record-breaking Channel 4 drama series It’s a sin, a.k.a Years and years leader Olly Alexander – with the couple discussing among other things Olly’s hopes of releasing new music in the not too distant future!
In an exclusive clip from this month’s show, Olly talks about her Valentino duo partner: “I promise there will be new music very soon, in a few monthsâ¦ you know I’ve written songs and made music for the last 18 months but I keep quitting, starting over, delete everything, start over, dislike stuff and change your mind. I think it’s normal for any process, but I think because of the pandemic, it made it more intense and really got me made me say âoh my god what’s my take on this?â But it was good in some ways because it really made me want to write and create the funniest music possible. just that it feels like a fun celebration, a lost, upbeat fantasy and that’s because I haven’t experienced it.
Years and Years, MNEK – Valentino (official video)
In another small clip from the show, MNEK teases listeners with the news that he’s working with the ’00s Irish pop sensation Samantha mumba… “Return to women in charge – the next record [Baby, Come On Over (This Is Our Night)] is a pop classic and I had the good fortune to work with the woman who recorded and co-wrote it. Samantha Mumba is one of the nicest people in the world and I had the chance to chat with her about this song. It’s the backing vocals for me, it’s the interpolation of Ladies Night, it’s homegirl who gives us baritone, let’s talk about the brass section! It’s just that the chefs kiss each other!
Taking to Twitter to share the news of the show’s launch, a clearly delighted MNEK told fans, âApple Music came to me and said, ‘Hey, have your own radio show where you can play music. 90s music, 00s, chatting with your friends “and I was like periodt, let’s go!
PROUD RADIO: Everyone’s definition of pride is different.
Understand that everyone’s definition of “Pride” is different, Proud Radio now broadcasts in multiple iterations in each Apple Music radio, to strive to reflect the diversity of the LGBT + community.
By featuring guests from around the world, who recount their individual journeys, the station hopes that each show airs serves as a celebration of the progress we have made as a society in the fight for equal rights, but also a reminder important of how far it remains to be done, to reach true equality for all!