27 Nov 2020
Michael Kiwanuka’s third album, KIWANUKA, is out this week through Polydor Records. It arrives to much critical acclaim as one of Britain’s most talented songwriters resets the bar once again.
KIWANUKA 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.
To coincide with the album’s release, Michael is incredibly excited to announce his biggest headline show to date at Ally Pally on 27th November 2020. Fans who purchase the new album via Michael’s official webstore will receive access to the pre-sale window to purchase tickets.
“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
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