KIWANUKA LP SET FOR RELEASE ON NOVEMBER 1
“Thoughtful, emotional, expertly crafted and often sublime” **** - Mojo
“KIWANUKA is structured in movements like a classical symphony” 9/10 – Uncut
“A record that is even more remarkable than Love & Hate. A heavy soul masterpiece” – The Observer
16 OCTOBER 2019 (TORONTO, ON) - Michael Kiwanuka is very pleased to share the fourth track from his forthcoming third album, KIWANUKA. KIWANUKA is released on November 1 through Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. It is the follow-up to Michael’s number 1 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.
Listen to "Piano Joint" HERE
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.
"Piano Joint" starts and keeps pace with a heart-beat metronome, a haunting piano line, shades of strings and Michael’s words on what love can do or what he thinks it can do versus a life without it. A drum clatters in at the back of the mix. It’s a song blanketed with mood but finds its light. It nestles neatly at the very centre of the record.
KIWANUKA is a richly rewarding record that sits typically at odds with the notion and expectations of a successful British singer-songwriter in 2019, and moves even further away from the folk-imbued vintage soul of his debut album, Home Again, back in 2012.
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 details of the tour and remaining festival performances, with remaining tickets on general sale available online HERE.
Pre-order KIWANUKA HERE
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