TRACK OF THE MONTH: MICHAEL KIWANUKA – BLACK MAN IN A WHITE WORLD

What a heartwarming return this was, Mr. Kiwanuka. Thank you!

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MICHAEL KIWANUKA BLACK MAN IN A WHITE WORLD (Polydor)

Sometimes you don’t need that much. It can be a simple, yet elegant hook or a single, strong sentence to get your point across and to have your listener in the palm of your hand. That is exactly what this widely talented Brit has accomplished with his latest single from his upcoming, long awaited sophomore album, Love & Hate.

Firmly rooted in a 70’s rhythm & blues tradition, Black Man In A White World still holds a humble and emphatetic aura on the clearly political stand Michael Kiwanuka takes with this magnificent piece of music. Sometimes you don’t have to scream to get your point across, a whisper can be as strong.

The handclaps, the gospel inspired backing vocals, the gorgeous strings and Michael’s soft, yet distinctive vocals works their magic. Add to that the beautiful video directed by Hiro Murai and yet again, subtlety in its finest form. Also adding to that, do listen to the title track from the forthcoming album, Love & Hate, another piece of musical haven.

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