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Michael Kiwanuka — Final Days
Album: Kiwanuka
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7.7

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Released: 2019
Length: 6:09
Plays (last 30 days): 7
Lying on the ground
Feeling like a dyin' man
No reality
Fading memories

Following the crowd
Coulda been a stronger man
Plead insanity
I will die in these

Final days on the planet
Here we are, on the ground
Every day, automatic
Here we are, goin' 'round and 'round and 'round

Cryin' on the phone
Tryin' to make you understand
Livin' honestly
Is so hard for me

Such a heavy load
You know I really need a friend
You should walk with me
We belong in these

Final days on the planet
Here we are, on the ground
Every day, automatic
Here we are, goin' 'round

Final days on the planet
Failing arms, breaking down
Every day, automatic
Here we are, goin' 'round and 'round and 'round
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 tinypriest wrote:
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Absolutely. I have been at the $10 per month level for several years. It's true: nothing is free if produced and curated by someone else. It's a minimal price to pay for the exposure to brilliant art from everywhere.
 tinypriest wrote:
Public Service Announcement: Please pay for RP. Send them $5 a month or MORE. I give and we should all do so. Nothing stays free. Support Radio Paradise. (I'm not paid to say this, just a fan, who pays for you to enjoy).
 
Amen brother. I've been contributing $5 a month for many years now, makes listening to RP so much more satisfactory (c:
Beautiful song.  So grateful to RP for such amazing music. 
Public Service Announcement: Please pay for RP. Send them $5 a month or MORE. I give and we should all do so. Nothing stays free. Support Radio Paradise. (I'm not paid to say this, just a fan, who pays for you to enjoy).
A well-deserved Mercury award for this album
What superb track, coming as it dies from Brexit Britain and just as the climate starts spinning out of control. Music has always been a strong point of British culture. Michael Kiwanuka is a shining example of this. I grew up not far from Brixton, where reggae and other cultural highlights such as LKJ were active.
I look forward to more from this brilliant musician. Hopefully his final days are a long way away!
From 7 to 8 today. Just feelin it.
Just took this from 7 --> 8. Solid track!
This song is sad, but it takes you to a place that could be hopeful. 
there is hope
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB1Eat...
First I missed the London concerts early in the year that took place cause I hadn't heard the album yet but got into the November concert. So much anticipation. Never been sitting on a gig ticket so long. Then the stupid bloody rona comes along and now its in like September next year. Still both albums have been amazing and maybe by  then he has more new stuff too. Hopefully will be worth the wait when the gig finally goes ahead.
The John Lewis sample in 'Interlude (Loving the People)' - included here, particularly impactful right now.
The Music is very ... wow... so many sounds that come together and make it!  But his voice... man... the raspyness...reminds me of so many other musicians / singers!  He's badass! 9 in my book!
I absolutely love the Bonobo remix version of this song.
I love hearing the return of orchestral arrangements of soulful music. It captures some of the majesty of 70's era soul masterpieces from Marvin Gaye and others.


 
justin4kick wrote:
Michael Kiwanuka and Dangermouse. Wonderful chemistry!
 

Wow! This is amazing!
Michael Kiwanuka and Dangermouse. Wonderful chemistry!
nice tune. 
 Sizzlelean wrote:
Stopped me in my tracks. For the first time in years. My soul woke up and started to sing with it. 
 
imagine having the power to do that, in millions of people, music is amazing
His music catches my ear every time.
Sem palavras!
Love this...reminds me of Marvin
Hoping RP will reconsider submissions for other cuts off this album. Some UK critics included it on best album lists for the decade, though only released Nov 2019.
this guy is the real deal, more power to him, he's our generation's Bill Withers. love the rhythm in this as well
Great voice indeed - my first song I heard from him was  'Home again' - can recommend that one too! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJ4s3G7hgR4
love this guy
Musically I think this is stunning and his voice sounds like Seal to me which is no bad thing. Fantastic combination. Winner Winner chicken dinner
Stopped me in my tracks. For the first time in years. My soul woke up and started to sing with it. 
Fitting title in these trying times. Profound lyrics.
Hearing Charlie Brown's Parents in the background is really starting to grate on me. 
 Laptopdog wrote:
I really liked another one of his songs Cold Little Heart after hearing it on RP. I'm really impressed with his songwriting skills. 
 
It serves as series "Big Little Lies" opening credits.
Great one to watch.

This song instantly attracted my attention, pulling me out from my programming session!
Love Michael!
New for me, love it.
 westslope wrote:
Own the 2016 album Love & Hate.   Love them both but wonder if the 2019 album Kiwanuka is even better.
 
However one finds Love & Hate, the Kiwanuka album is definitely wonderful from beginning to end.
Own the 2016 album Love & Hate.   Love them both but wonder if the 2019 album Kiwanuka is even better.
This album is amazing, RP should play more songs from it!
Loving that voice
Maybe i need to re-listen to this (or see this comment in the future and correct myself)

but we listened to this whole LP the other night and I and wife were kinds disappointed on how ":weak" it was....lacking any real "songs"

Similar to the disappointment of ouroboros (or whatever) by Ray Lamontagne
 ziggytrix wrote:
wow, dude, just wow!
 
Yup.   

Thanks to you and EasyRider, I clicked through to amazon.ca and the CD has been ordered.

Love the album cover.  Cheeky.  
This is whole album has to be listened to,from beginning to end as it’s a masterpiece both lyrically and musically😊
Kiwanuka is receiving a tremendous amount of attention and well deserved praise for this recent "album".  Along with Danger Mouse, he has created a thematic record of our time, yet timeless. He has an old soul spreading hope and love, black or white.  
Refer to Sound Opinions pod cast from Chicago for their review. 
Sometimes I like the music, sometimes I like the voice. Seldom I like both! This...!
Outstanding talent👍
Loving everything he does right now~ more please!!
Damn good singer
I really liked another one of his songs Cold Little Heart after hearing it on RP. I'm really impressed with his songwriting skills. 
wow, dude, just wow!