Michael Kiwanuka announces new album 'KIWANUKA'

Following on from his brilliant collaboration with Tom Misch, 'Money', earlier this year, Michael Kiwanuka has now returned to announce the details behind his next studio album.

The new full-length 'KIWANUKA' follows on from his wonderful 2016 LP 'Love & Hate', is being previewed by the new lead single 'You Ain't The Problem', and is set to arrive on the 25th October via Polydor Records.

Speaking about his new release, the frontman explained, "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.”

“When I first signed a record deal, people would ask me, ‘So what are you going to be called?’. And I never thought of that; calling myself Johnny Thunders or whatever, like singers from the past. So, on 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 though everyone's telling me I need to be this, that or the other. I can just be Michael Kiwanuka.”

Have a listen to 'You Ain't The Problem' in the player and see the album's full tracklisting below.

'KIWANUKA' Tracklist:
You Ain’t The Problem
Rolling
I’ve Been Dazed
Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love) Intro
Piano Joint (This Kind Of Love)
Another Human Being
Hero
Hard To Say Goodbye
Final Days
Interlude (Loving The People)
Solid Ground
Light

More News

Peggy Sue unveil new track 'In Dreams'

With their highly-anticipated new album set to drop later next month, Peggy Sue have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming... 5 hours 39 min ago

Fickle Friends deliver new single 'Pretty Great'

After an incredibly vibrant 2019, which saw them unveil a wealth of loveable pop-rock delights, Fickle Friends now kick off their new year with the... 8 hours 54 min ago

Best Coast detail new album 'Always Tomorrow'

After returning near the end of last year with their comeback single 'For The First Time', Best Coast have now announced the full details behind... 10 hours 42 min ago

Empress Of returns with new track 'Call Me'

Having been largely quiet for the last year, excusing her appearance on Banoffee's cut 'Tennis Fan', Empress Of has now returned to deliver a brand... 3 days 5 hours ago

The 1975 share new single 'Me & You Together Song'

Despite their new album still many months away, The 1975 have now unveiled the fourth cut to be lifted from their upcoming full-length. The new... 3 days 9 hours ago

Spinning Coin unveil new track 'Ghosting'

With just over a month to go before they release their highly-anticipated new album, Spinning Coin have now dropped the next cut to be lifted from... 3 days 11 hours ago

LA Priest announces new album 'GENE'

After delivering his impressive debut album 'Inji' all the way back in 2015, Sam Dust aka LA Priest has now made his long-awaited comeback as he... 4 days 5 hours ago

The Naked And Famous announce new album 'Recover'

With four years passing since the release of their third studio album 'Simple Forms', The Naked And Famous have returned to announce the details... 4 days 5 hours ago

Thundercat announces new album 'It Is What It Is'

After stunning us with his brilliant studio release 'Drunk' back in 2017, Thundercat has now returned to announce the details behind his next album... 4 days 9 hours ago