A while back, we featured a new song from the U.K.’s Michael Kiwanuka. The song was entitled “Lasan” (Listen) and featured The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach on guitar. Today, Kiwanuka dropped a video for the track. This time, though he rocks the song solo on the streets of Brussels. Next week, Kiwanuka will Austin’s SXSW festival. I am anticipating his appearance to generate a significant stateside buzz for the performer, who has been consistently selling out venues overseas. Check out Kiwanuka’s SXSW schedule and peep his new video below:
Wed, March 14th, 3pm :: KCRW Official SXSW Showcase :: Austin Convention Centre
Fri, March 16th, 11:45pm :: Communion Records official show :: St David’s Historic Sanctuary
Sat, March 17th, 8pm :: John Mayer support :: Stubbs BBQ
Written by Rob Peoni
I was excited to learn that The Black Keys took the time to link up with up-and-coming Brit Michael Kiwanuka during their UK tour. News swirled that the soul-revivalist and Keys frontman Dan Auerbach had recorded a track. Well, the rumors were true, and the track was released in the wee hours this morning. The results can be found below. Auerbach is not featured on vocals, but his fingerprints will be visible to any longtime Keys fan. The song, like the rest of Kiwanuka’s work is simple and of another era. Check out a video of Kiwanuka playing an acoustic version of the track on the streets of Brussels HERE.