07/12/2020: “Love And Hate” by Michael Kiwanuka

This song is very lush. It radiates dusky vocals. It drips with rich strings. No guitar hook is spared.

It’s great.

There’s plenty of fantastic live versions of this. It’s the kind of song which lends itself well to a radio performance.

Michael’s from London, but the sound here is very 70s US. The production, though, is resolutely modern.

But ultimately, it’s Michael’s singing which is important. The rest is undoubtedly nice, but it’s window dressing, really. That’s why I’ve posted two versions below. One with the icing on the cake – one unadorned!

The song was released in 2016 on the critically acclaimed album of the same name.

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