Michael Kiwanuka Unveils Video for “Cold Little Heart”

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Los Angeles – Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to unveil the video for his new single, Cold Little Heart.

Lifted from his multiple award nominated and chart-topping second album Love & Hate, “Cold Little Heart” is the breath-taking, sprawling opening track that sets the tone for the duration of this beautifully crafted album.

The cinematic short is directed by David Helman and features fast-rising actor, Lakeith “Keith” Stanfield (Get Out/Selma/Short Term 12) in its lead role.

Watch Cold Little Heart here

David Helman: “Since the narrative is rooted in grief and centres around the loss of a father figure from the perspective of a young teenager, I knew we needed to cast someone who would immediately connect with our audience on an emotional level.  Lakeith has been a close friend who has continued to inspire me with both his talent, but also with his genuine curiosity. You can easily spend hours talking to Lakeith about almost anything and expand your perspective on everything from religion to Death Grips.  I wrote this concept with Lakeith in mind from the start because every time we’ve worked together he’s always willing to make himself vulnerable and he’s absolutely fearless in front of the camera.”

Love & Hate is Michael Kiwanuka’s acclaimed second album. It received an incredible reaction from critics globally upon release, and was nominated for the Hyundai Mercury Prize. It has since been nominated for Album of the Year at The BRIT Awards (one of two nominations for the London based artist alongside British Male). Michael was also nominated for Best British Male at the NME Awards last month.

Love & Hate debuted at number 1, and re-introduced this compelling British voice as one of the most critically acclaimed of his generation.

Michael Kiwanuka will return to the US in May for his biggest headline shows to date including a sold-out show at Los Angeles’ famed Fonda Theatre. Complete tour dates below.



May 18, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre – SOLD OUT

May 19, 2017 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

May 21, 2017 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

May 22, 2017 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

May 23, 2017 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

May 26, 2017 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center

May 27, 2017 – Chicago, IL – Park West

May 29, 2017 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre

May 30, 2017 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

May 31, 2017 – Boston, MA – Royale NightClub

June 2, 2017 – New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival

June 4, 2017 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

June 7, 2017 – Indianapolis, IN – Deluxe at Old National Centre

June 9, 2017 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West

June 10, 2017 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival

June 11, 2017 – Nashville, TN – 3rd & Lindsley

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