Michael Kiwanuka shares ''Black Man In A White World,' details new album
British soul musician Michael Kiwanuka announced Tuesday that he’ll release his sophomore album Love & Hate on May 27. The 28-year-old broke out in 2012 with his debut, Home Again, but Love & Hate promises to be a more experimental affair: Studio whiz Danger Mouse produced much of the album which, according to a press release, includes a 10-minute “opus” akin to Pink Floyd.
“I’ve always wanted to make an album that felt and sounded like this one,” Kiwanuka said in a statement. “Working with guys as good as Danger Mouse and [producer] Inflo really helped me find what I was looking for.” Added Danger Mouse: “I’d been wanting to work with Michael for a while and once we did a song, we just felt like we should keep going.”
Kiwanuka also provided a taste of Love & Hate, sharing the album’s first single “Black Man In A White World” along with a stark music video directed by Hiro Murai. The acclaimed director has worked with the likes of St. Vincent and Earl Sweatshirt, and won an MTV Video Music Award for Best Cinematography for Flying Lotus’ “Never Catch Me” video.
Check out “Black Man In A White World” below.