Sri Lankan Singer-Songwriter and Producer Charin Mendes has released four new songs with the iconic Brian McKnight Jr. Mendes is a chart-topping recording artist with iTunes top 10 and top 100 credits in multiple territories worldwide. His album ‘20 TWENTY’ comes as his newest chapter in taking Lankan artistry global. Charin Mendes is the first Sri Lankan to have been invited to the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, which he has attended more than thrice. He has been an active writer, producer and singer in the Hollywood music scene for many years.
After months of crafting his unique new sound, Mendes set his eyes on marking a career milestone with his upcoming album ‘20 TWENTY’, a true first on many fronts for a Sri Lankan artist and a timeless record for the ages. The songs were written, recorded and produced while working in different parts of the world including Los Angeles, London, Manchester, New York and Singapore. “The album is pretty vast. There are many featured artists including some of whose names I’ve revealed and some I’ve not. I will keep the rest a secret until the album officially comes out.”
Inspired by his travels and writing for a wider global audience, Charin decided to feature his long time creative partner Brian McKnight Jr. (of the legendary McKnight family) for four of his newest songs on the upcoming album ‘20 TWENTY’. “My brother Brian McKnight Jr. and I worked really well as a team on our first song ‘Never Give Up’, so it was inevitable that we followed up by doing three more hits. Brian is truly a world-class artist and we work on the same wavelength. Just like me, he is a singer, songwriter and producer, so we talk the same language and it translates into music. The vibes are great when we work together thus the music is unstoppable and it just creates itself. We have a lot more music coming up and I’m excited to share them soon!” Brian McKnight Jr. is the son of superstar Brian McKnight who brought us global hits such as ‘Back at One’, ‘One Last Cry’ and ‘Still’.
After months of crafting his unique new sound, Mendes set his eyes on marking a career milestone with his upcoming album ‘20 TWENTY’