The English singer and guitarist with Ugandan roots took his time. But now Michael Kiwanuka has finished his third studio work. On 25 October the album with the simple title "Kiwanuka" is released. With eclipsed, the 32-year-old artist spoke about creativity in difficult times and the search for oneself.
"Kiwanuka" is an album in the style of the 1970s, the decade to which Michael Kiwanuka feels especially connected as a musician. It delivers songs that are subordinate to a basic idea. Kiwanukas "epic", timeless sound captures the past and at the same time points to the future. One notices on the album that Michael Kiwanuka is an artist who thinks about the connections between music and society.
eclipsed: Your album describes a place of peace and beauty. How did this place come about?