Back in 2012, Michael Kiwanuka impressed us with his debut album Home Again. His deep, soulful voice layered over the beautiful live instrumentation and paired with lyrics injected with completely raw emotion helped to create a brilliant introduction. Four years later, he’s finally prepared to release the follow up, Love & Hate on May 27.

Today, he shares a brand new video for the title track from his sophomore album.  The visuals for “Love & Hate” offer up no unnecessary gimmicks because the song truly speaks for itself. Kiwanuka and the rest of his band can be seen doing a live recording of the beautiful single—the video simply provides a glimpse at how the magic was created.

“I’ve always wanted to make an album that felt and sounded like this one. Working with guys as good as Danger Mouse and Inflo really helped me find what I was looking for. I hope this is just the start of more music to come,” Kiwanuka says of the album in a press release.


If watching the “Love & Hate” video made you eager to see him live, you’re in luck. Kiwanuka is currently preparing to set out on tour soon, view the dates below. Tickets for upcoming tour dates can be purchased here.

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