Hey Michael Kiwanuka fans ! The iconic artist is back with a new track, as part of a documentary soundtrack. Alex offers you to discover everything about it, and tells you all about what the singer-songwriter is on about these days.
By Julien Marca - Updated
Michael Kiwanuka : busy times for the artist
Michael Kiwanuka is about to celebrate the ten years anniversary of the release of Home Again, his debut album. Everybody remembers the eponymous single, that blew everybody’s mind with its beautiful simplicity and nostalgic tone.
Since that, the London-born artist has released two successful studio albums : Love & Hate in 2016, and Kiwanuka in 2019. After a short break, mostly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Michael Kiwanuka is back, and ready to hit the stage ! The spiritual son of Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding will Tour the UK in May next year. The tickets are all but gone by now, though you can find some on the market for thrice the price, if you really want to attend them !
He will also open for Liam Gallagher’s most-await Knebworth Park gigs, which are also entirely sold out. Sorry to disappoint, but you will have to wait a little longer to see him !
“Beautiful Life” : Michael Kiwanuka’s beautiful new single
As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic as been a bit of a mess worldwide. Netflix ordered a documentary on the topic, directed by award-winning filmmaker Orlando Von Einsiedel. The man directed the acclaimed documentary White Helmet, about the civilian rescue workers during the Syrian Civil War.
Convergence : Courage in a Crisis, his new documentary, is about the global pandemic : “While COVID-19 exacerbates vulnerabilities across the world, unsung heroes in all levels of society help the tide turn toward a brighter future.” Netflix states.
Michael Kiwanuka offers us the title music of the documentary : Beautiful Life. The very lo-fi, old-timey song reaches instantly your heart. It is quite reminiscent of Daydream by Günter Kallmann Chor. Once again, the singer-songwriter manages to hit your soft spot from the first seconds of the record. Go have a listen !