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Video: MNEK – Paradise

London-born singer and producer MNEK (born Uzoechi Emenike) is back with his first solo release since 2016. The R&B single titled “Paradise” is being matched with its gorgeous visual counterpart. Tinted violet, the powerful video attacks police brutality, one of this year’s most demanding social issues. In a statement, MNEK describes the video concept surrounding “a very beautiful man by the name of Dennis walking this alternate universe a.k.a. Paradise, and it, in its own way, just shows how beautiful things can be, how dark things can be — but how we get to a happy place in the end.” Dreamy visuals decorated with marble pyramids and giant lizards attach the idea of abusive authority in a dream world to our own reality, showing that life may not be all so different from MNEK’s interpretation of “Paradise.” Watch the visual for “Paradise” below.