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Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate (July 15, 2016)

Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate (July 15, 2016)

        Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate (July 15, 2016)Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate (July 15, 2016)≡♠≡  English singer/songwriter who weaves his Ugandan heritage into an acoustic blues–folk style.
Born: 1987 in London, England
Location: London, England
Genre: Soul, Pop Rock, Alternative
Styles: Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock
Album release: July 15, 2016
Record Label: Polydor
Duration:     55:12   
Tracks:
01. Cold Little Heart      10:11
02. Black Man In A White World      4:19
03. Falling      4:17
04. Place I Belong      4:48
05. Love & Hate      7:08
06. One More Night      3:54
07. I’ll Never Love      2:46
08. Rule The World      5:43
09. Father’s Child      7:06
10. The Final Frame      5:00
℗ 2016 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
Written by:
↔   Brian Burton / Dean Josiah / Michael Kiwanuka     1, 5, 8, 9, 10
↔   Dean Josiah / Michael Kiwanuka     2
↔   Brian Burton / Michael Kiwanuka     3
↔   Michael Kiwanuka     6, 7
Credits:
↔   Jay Abdul Vocals (Background)
↔   James Bateman Saxophone
↔   Paul Boldeau Vocals (Background)
↔   Natalia Bonner Violin
↔   Brian Burton Composer
↔   Paul Butler Cello, Clavinet, Drum Machine, Engineer, Guitar (Electric), Keyboards, Mixing, Moog Synthesizer, Percussion, Producer, Trumpet, Vocal Producer, Vocals (Background)
↔   Gillon Cameron Violin
↔   Naomi Cohen Double Bass
↔   Anna Croad Violin
↔   Danger Mouse Additional Production, Bass, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Producer, Synthesizer Pads, Vocal Producer
↔   Rosie Danvers Cello, String Arrangements
↔   Guy Davie Mastering
↔   Pheobe Edwards Vocals (Background)
↔   Graham Godfrey Drums, Handclapping, Percussion, Tape Machine, Vocals (Background)
↔   Dave Granshaw Engineer
↔   Inflo Bass, Drums, Piano, Producer, Vocals (Background)
↔   Sally Jackson Violin
↔   Bryony James Double Bass
↔   Miles James Guitar (Electric)
↔   Becky Jones Double Bass
↔   Dean Josiah Composer
↔   Kennie Takahashi Engineer, Mixing
↔   Samur Khouja Engineer
↔   Patrick Kiernan Violin
↔   Michael Kiwanuka Bass, Composer, Guitar, Guitar (Acoustic), Guitar (Electric), Piano, Vocals, Vocals (Background)
↔   Eleanor Mathieson Violin
↔   Jon McMullen Engineer, Mixing Engineer
↔   Todd Monfalcone Engineer, Mixing Assistant
↔   Emma Owens Double Bass
↔   Andy Parkin Violin
↔   Kerenza Peacock Violin
↔   Ladonna Harley Peters Vocals (Background)
↔   Gary Plumley Flute, Saxophone
↔   Richard Pryce Double Bass
↔   Peter Randall Bass, Double Bass, Fender Jazz Bass, Vocals (Background)
↔   Jenny Sacha Violin
↔   Kotono Saio Violin
↔   Huw White String Arrangements
↔   Debbie Widdup Violin
↔   Richard Woodcraft Engineer, Mixing, String Engineer
↔   Yousef Artwork, Design
AllMusic Review by Timothy Monger;  Score: ****
↔   On his ambitious sophomore set, London native Michael Kiwanuka expands outward from the warm retro–soul of 2012 debut, Home Again. With its trio of producers and transatlantic recording locales, Love & Hate arrives with the weight of high expectations. Announcing his intentions from the start, Kiwanuka challenges listeners with “Cold Little Heart,” an exquisitely arranged, ten–minute opus of lush strings and elegant backing vocals whose first line doesn’t arrive until the halfway point. It’s a Homeric bit of heartbroken prog–soul that shows off its creator’s lead guitar chops as much as his rich, sandy voice. Co–produced by Danger Mouse and Inflo, it also introduces the heavy tonal palette that runs through the remainder of the album’s ten tracks, even those produced by Kiwanuka’s longtime collaborator, Paul Butler. Where Home Again was ultimately an intimate and gentler affair, Love & Hate puts some distance between singer and audience as he offers his worldweary introspections against the framework of ‘70s R&B, funk, and spaced–out rock. The timely social commentary of lead single “Black Man in a White World” feels lonesome and heavy in spite of its uptempo, hand–clapped rhythm and nimble guitar groove. Throughout the album, the space between parts is somehow wider, yet each tambourine hit, backing vocal, or funky guitar lick feels darker and more severe. The mildly psychedelic title cut is a mid–album standout whose slow–burning swagger and epic seven–minute length is countered by the tight, punchy “One More Night.” Overall, Love & Hate has very little of the breezy, quietly strummed charm of its predecessor, but it represents serious growth from an artist deliberately pushing his boundaries. With this release, Kiwanuka has delivered a dark, graceful, and affecting artistic statement that is worth the patience it takes to experience it.
Website: http://www.michaelkiwanuka.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/michaelkiwanuka
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelKiwanuka/
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Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate (July 15, 2016)

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