Published Aug 13, 2019Just over three years removed from releasing his Love & Hate album, Michael Kiwanuka has lifted the curtain on a follow-up effort.
Titled KIWANUKA, the English songwriter's latest arrives October 25 through Interscope. The 14-track effort finds Kiwanuka teaming once more with producers Danger Mouse and Inflo, who handled duties on his aforementioned sophomore release.
"The last album came from an introspective place and felt like therapy, I guess," Kiwanuka said in a statement. "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."
Alongside the announcement, Kiwanuka has shared album opener "You Ain't the Problem," which you can hear below.
Earlier this year, Kiwanuka teamed with UNKLE on a companion album for Alfonso Cuarón's Roma.
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
8. Hero (Intro)
10. Hard to Say Goodbye
11. Final Days
12. Interlude (Loving the People)
13. Solid Ground