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Michael Kiwanuka 'You've Got Nothing Left to Lose'

Michael Kiwanuka returns with a video for his Jack White-produced latest single 'You've Got Nothing Left to Lose'– out now via Third Man Records.

Just when the soul-satisfying effects of Michael Kiwanuka's January stop in NYC were starting to ware off on us, the British/Ugandan balladeer has returned with more good ol' timey storytelling on his Jack White-produced latest. "You've Got Nothing Left to Lose" continues Kiwanuka's legacy of churning out silky-voiced, bone-rattling ballads. This time accompanied by a fiddle to pull at the heartstrings, Kiwanuka resurrects his own uplifting melancholy on "Tell Me a Tale." The James Cathcart-directed video shares the story of a transgender woman as Kiwanuka's folky wisdom offers sage advice from parent to child. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Cathcart explained his intent to examine misconceptions and acceptance: "By letting the aural and visual aspects play off each other, both become more dynamic. It's about misleading perceptions — not just in terms of the character's gender, but also from what we expect of the people she encounters." "You've Got Nothing Left to Lose" arrived today via Third Man Records' Blue Series. Watch the video below and find out more details on Kiwanuka's latest at Okayplayer.

LISTEN: Michael Kiwanuka Drops Highly-Anticipated New Album 'KIWANUKA'

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Michael Kiwanuka Drops Highly-Anticipated New Album 'KIWANUKA'

The artist reclaims his heritage and self-identity on a nostalgic new album.

British-Ugandan soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has released his highly-anticipated third studio album KIWANUKA, the follow up to his critically-acclaimed sophomore album Love & Hate.

The 14-track album features the previously released singles "You Ain't the Problem" and "Hero," and was largely produced by Dead Mouse and Inflo. The artist named the album KIWANUKA in a bold attempt to reclaim his heritage no matter how foreign it might seem to others. "I won't change my name, no matter what they call me," he sings on "Hero."

Speaking on the album's title, he told New Statesman: I thought, what better way to say that you're comfortable with who you are than by using just your name? KIWANUKA goes against fame, it goes against success. It's not in the pocket, it's not a smooth rock'n'roll name that's up in lights. It can be clumsy, if you haven't seen it before."

The deeply funk, soul and psychedelic rock-inspired album, sees the artist tapping into both the personal and political as he deals openly with self-doubt and what it means to overcome it, and addresses present-day social ills like police brutality and immigration.

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Sitting before a retro keyboard, the British-Ugandan singer delivers a melancholic and rich rendition of "Solid Ground" a song from his forthcoming album KIWANUKA.

The stripped-down setting of the Colors studio offers a fitting backdrop for the no-frills performance, allowing for the singer's booming vocals to take center stage.

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