Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA

The wait is almost over: Michael Kiwanuka is back!
‘KIWANUKA’ is due to arrive on 25th October.  It is the hotly anticipated follow up to Kiwanuka’s number 1 album, ‘Love & Hate,’ released back in July 2016, which resonated deeply with both critics and the public, netting the British musician his second Mercury Prize nomination along with a couple of BRIT nominations.
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.
Introduced here with You Ain’t The Problem, Michael’s typically assured, bold, and strident vocal brims with confidence, but what it conceals is almost two years questioning his own ability and identity.

Where Love & Hate showcased Michael’s prowess with a guitar, KIWANUKA showcases an ear for musical adventure. Themes that resonated so loudly previously return here, namely the musician’s lifelong confusion and questioning of his own identity, but also themes of hope and power. That Michael has spent the past year or two writing and nurturing the record, whilst also finding a newly discovered love for documenting his life behind a lens, lends itself to the suggestion of an artist putting a microscope on his own life.
Whilst many of his new findings are layered beneath a warm fuzz of instrumentation, ‘KIWANUKA’ is a songwriter serving from the heart, from the mind, and from the soul.
As he explains: “The last album came from an introspective place and felt like therapy, I guess. This one is more about feeling comfortable in who I am and asking what I want to say. Like, how could I be bold and challenge myself and the listener? It is about self-acceptance in a more triumphant rather than melancholy way. It’s an album that explores what it means to be a human being today.”
KIWANUKA is available to pre-order on CD, deluxe CD, standard vinyl and Indies Exclusive yellow vinyl – see below for various shipping options, and remember if you need shipping outside the UK you’ll need to email us so we can charge you correctly!  If you’d prefer the standard black rather than yellow vinyl shipped then do drop us a line.

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Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA 2LP yellow limited edition, Pre-Order, with UK postage

This is a pre-order for Michael Kiwanuka’s new album KIWANUKA on limited edition 2LP which will be held in store ready for collection on, or after October 25th. . This payment is inclusive of an extra £4.50 for UK postage & packing.

£29.49

 

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA 2LP yellow limited edition, Pre-Order, store collection

This is a pre-order for Michael Kiwanuka’s new album KIWANUKA on limited edition yellow 2LP which will be held in store ready for collection on, or after October 25th.

£24.99

 

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA 2LP, Pre-Order, store collection

This is a pre-order for Michael Kiwanuka's new album KIWANUKA on LP which will be held in store ready for collection on, or after October 25th.

£23.99

 

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA Deluxe CD, Pre-Order, store collection

This is a pre-order for Michael Kiwanuka's new album KIWANUKA on deluxe CD, which will be held in store ready for collection on, or after October 25th.

£16.99

 

Michael Kiwanuka – KIWANUKA CD, Pre-Order, store collection

This is a pre-order for Michael Kiwanuka’s new album KIWANUKA on CD which will be held in store ready for collection on, or after October 25th.

£11.99


 

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