The song is part of the soundtrack for “Convergence: Courage in a Crisis” (on Netflix)
Two years after the release of the last album KiwanukaMercury Prize 2020 winner, Michael Kiwanuka back with a new song, A beautiful life, is already available on TIMMUSIC for streaming listening.
It’s been an extraordinary eighteen months for Michael.
After the tour was halted due to the pandemic, Kiwanuka began writing and recording new songs for her fourth album.
During these writing sessions, Academy Award-winning British director Orlando von Einsiedel suggested that the artist contribute musically to a new documentary, Convergence: Courage in Crisis, which just appeared on Netflix.
And this is the new song A beautiful life, registered in London with producer St. Francis. The song is a classic by Michael Kiwanuka: sounds from another world, psychedelic tones accompanied by his full, melodious voice. A welcome return from one of the most sought-after artists of this generation.
“In this song I wanted to focus on the strength of the human spirit when trying to find beauty even in difficult situations. Of course, in some situations this becomes more and more difficult. But I just wanted to think about this and ask myself what life would be like if I lived it.” So – Michael explained – in the end, whatever people feel when listening to the song works for me. But what I tried to communicate through music was a sense of challenge. A sense of strength through adversity.”
Michael Kiwanuka continues to work on setting his next record. In the spring of 2022, he will be touring the UK. The tour will then continue in Europe for most of the year. Notably, next summer, Kiwanuka will star in Green Man and join Liam Gallagher at Knebworth Park in June.
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