MICHAEL KIWANUKA RELEASES FINAL TRACK AHEAD OF THIRD ALBUM RELEASE
KIWANUKA LP SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 1
LISTEN TO SOLID GROUND HERE
WATCH NEW COLORS SESSION OF TRACK HERE
PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM NOW
“a career-defining masterpiece” ***** - Q Magazine
“Thoughtful, emotional, expertly crafted and often sublime” **** - Mojo
“KIWANUKA is structured in movements like a classical symphony” ********* – Uncut
“This is Michael Kiwanuka’s time…One of our most distinctive and thoughtful songwriters” –Album of the Week, Sunday Times Culture
“A heavy soul masterpiece” – The Observer
“a stunning cinematic-soul display” **** - DORK
“A work of stunning range and depth” ********* - Gigwise
“This is an exceptionally compelling, absorbing, rich, and genuinely human piece of work” ********** - The Line of Best Fit
28 OCTOBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Michael Kiwanuka is very pleased to unveil "Solid Ground", the final track to be lifted ahead of release of his forthcoming new album, KIWANUKA. The album is released on Friday 1st November. It launches today with a freshly filmed Colors session, recorded in Berlin.
Listen to "Solid Ground" HERE
Watch the track performed stripped-back and live for Colors HERE
Solid Ground is another stunning preview to a stunning record. Reverberating with atmosphere, the track is controlled solely by Michael’s stark vocal; delivered with heart and soul.
KIWANUKA is released through Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. It is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 second album, Love & Hate, released back in July 2016 that resonated broadly both critically and in the public’s affections, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination and his second and third BRIT nominations too.
Recorded in New York, LA and London, Michael returned to the studio with Danger Mouse and Inflo, the same production team that combined so magnificently on Love & Hate, KIWANUKA finds a new assuredness in Michael’s writing, and takes the basic sonic blueprint of that last record to a dizzying new realm.
Watch the video to the debut single from the record, "You Ain’t The Problem", HERE
Following a headline performance at this year’s End of the Road Festival in September, Michael will take KIWANUKA out on the road for the rest of this year and next, with the first UK shows announced today for March 2020.
Full list of upcoming live dates and details of the tour and remaining festival performances are available online here.