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Michael Kiwanuka shares new single ‘Light (Edit)’

Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to share details of his new single, Light (Edit). It is lifted from the acclaimed third album, KIWAUNKA, out now on Polydor Records.

Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to share details of his new single, Light (Edit). It is lifted from the acclaimed third album, KIWAUNKA, out now on Polydor Records.

This year has already been a hectic one for Michael Kiwanuka. Concluding 2019 in almost every record of the year for 2019 lists, Michael took to the road in January, travelling right across the US to bring his devastating new record KIWANUKA to stages there for the first time. He arrived back in London in February, just ahead of the BRIT Awards where he was nominated twice including Album of the Year. Barely had he time to draw breath before he was back out on the road to bring KIWANUKA to UK stages for a first sold out run, including Brixton Academy. A further spate of dates is already locked for later this year, including a hometown show at Alexandra Palace, a short walk from Michael’s childhood home where he used to skate on the weekends.

The November release of the richly textured, sonically adventurous but highly listenable KIWANUKA was greeted with acclaim from all corners of the globe. It’s a record that finds its blueprint in Michael previous record Love & Hate but pushes harder and travels further. It feels like a body of work that will be listened to for years to come, and is perhaps testament to an artist who hasn’t been rushed nor guided on his recordings beyond the watchful but encouraging eyes of dual producers Danger Mouse and Inflo. Light (edit) here is a mesmerising, psychedelic-kissed tune that showcases the musicianship and atmospherics that makes KIWANUKA such an alluring record.

A busy Summer festival schedule is already coming together nicely, including a prestigious headline slot at this year’s Green Man Festival and a second to headline slot at the Latitude Festival.

KIWANUKA is a statement record by a rare type of artist. An artist worth treasuring.