Michael Kiwanuka - Kiwanuka (Mercury Prize Winner 2020)
Michael Kiwanuka releases his third studio album on 1st November 2019. Heavyweight black vinyl format housed in reverse board gatefold sleeve with download code.
‘KIWANUKA’ was 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.
Michael will tell you of his love for records that entwine their songs with incidental skits and shape-shifting spiralling outros, so the listener experience is almost that of listening to one long, dramatic song. KIWANUKA fulfils that winding, dream-like haze, unhurried.
KIWANUKA is Michael serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.
On the album title, Michael explains “This album, it’s kind of a defiant thing; I’m engaging with who I am and I’m not going to have an alter ego, or become Sasha Fierce or Ziggy Stardust, even through everyone’s telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka.”
1. You Ain’t The Problem
3. I’ve Been Dazed
4. Piano Joint (This Kind of Love) Intro
5. Piano Joint (This Kind of Love)
6. Another Human Being (Interlude)
7. Living In Denial
9. Hard to Say Goodbye
10. Final Days
11. Interlude (Loving The People)
12. Solid Ground