After years of writing and producing projects for other artists, brothers Michael and Anthony Hannides are finally taking a big leap back into the spotlight as artists under their moniker, MakeYouKnowLove (MYKL). For the first time in nearly 4 years, the electro-pop duo dropped their newest single, "Vitamin," with Black Canvas Records. Upbeat, affectionate and packed with nostalgic synthesizers, the song deeply resembles some of the most famous pop hits of the 80's, but still maintains its modern day charm through crisp R&B vocals and dazzling harmonies in the chorus.
MYKL have written and produced some of the biggest chart-topping hits in recent years, boasting over 2.5 billion streams worldwide from working with the likes of Rita Ora, Craig David and most consistently, Zayn Malik. In 2016, MYKL showcased their talent on Zayn's Billboard 200 #1 album, Mind of Mine, writing and producing several of its best tracks, including the album's leading single, "PILLOWTALK." Though the album itself was met with a great deal of commercial and critical success, "PILLOWTALK" in particular exploded to the #1 spot on music charts in 15 countries around the world, earning 3x Platinum status and well over a billion streams across different platforms online. More recently, MYKL co-wrote and co-produced Zayn's 2018 single, "Let Me," which earned a spot on the Billboard Hot 100, over 120 million Spotify streams, nearly 100 million views on YouTube, and an abundance of praise from critics and audiences alike.
"Vitamin" is already making a splash online, and considering their last single, "Red," reached hundreds of thousands of streams and views long before they ever had their names attached to such massive smash hits, we're sure their influence will only grow and grow. The Hannides brothers obviously have a knack for topping the charts with their unparalleled writing and production, but now it's their turn to set out beyond the soundboard and take center stage as MYKL!