New Video: Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart

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With his highly anticipated new album Love & Hate set for release this Friday (15th July),
Michael Kiwanuka has shared a live studio performance of the record’s opening track

Clocking in at over 11 minutes in length, Cold Little Heart is an epic listen,
which you can hear below…

Speaking about the track, Kiwanuka has stated, “Cold Little Heart was the first song I wrote for this album and it helped direct where the music was going. It’s really influenced by classic 60s and 70s British guitar bands like The Who and Pink Floyd, as well as by a lot of soul music, particularly songs like Walk On By by Isaac Hayes. Those songs build really slowly and sometimes a vocal wont come in until 5 or 6 minutes but you don’t realise you’ve been sitting and listening for that long because all the instruments are so enticing and so beautifully arranged that they grab your attention and it doesn’t matter that you’re waiting until the vocals come in.”

Michael plays a host of festival and headline shows in the upcoming months, including…

17th July – Latitude Festival, Southward
13th August – Boardmasters Festival, Newquay
6th October – The Art School, Glasgow
7th October – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
8th October – Wylam Brewery at Palace of Arts, Newcastle
10th October – The Leadmill, Sheffield
11th October – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
13th October – Cyprus Avenue, Cork
14th October – The Limelight, Belfast
15th October – The Academy, Dublin
17th October – The Trashed, Cardiff
18th October – Phoenix, Exeter
19th October – O2 Academy 1, Oxford
21st October – The Library at The O2 Institute, Birmingham
22nd October – O2 Ritz, Manchester

Tickets for the headline shows are on sale now via


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