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?
The eclipsed check - The 150 greatest rock anthems of all time
Stomping, combative, polemic, ecstatic - rock anthems can present themselves in this way and in completely different forms of mood. In any case, they have always stood for the great emotional theatre in popular music. The eclipsed editorial team has brought together the 150 most exciting representatives of the hymn-like song from six decades and allowed showers to trickle down their backs several times. Welcome to the stage of larger-than-life gestures!
The British soul singer and guitarist Michael Kiwanuka lets himself fall back deep into the late sixties with his second CD "Love & Hate". However, the topics he takes up in the process are highly topical. Seldom has timelessness been so focused and explosive as on this CD of a 29-year-old who exclaims: "Stop with no matter" and intervenes again. Between the pegs Pink Floyd and Marvin Gaye he ignites a firework of emotional drama.
eclipsed: The CD reflects the personal world of your experiences and emotions, but also anticipates global aspects of Brexit and the current race riots in the USA.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.