Michael Kiwanuka and Tom Misch share Money, a fantastic new collaboration by two very special British musicians.
Money is a song that harnesses the distinctive, raw vocal of Kiwanuka, here dabbling with falsetto, backed by Misch’s gloriously upbeat signature guitar sound and disco beat.
It’s unashamedly loose-limbed and colourful, and it signals one of the Summer’s first definitive songs. ‘Money’ features YEBBA on backing vocals, and was mixed by Grammy Award winning engineer/producer Russell Elevado (D’Angelo, Kamasi Washington).
Listen to ‘Money’ by Michael Kiwanuka & Tom Misch on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
Over the past few months, Kiwanuka has been sharing glimpses of his return to the studio working on the follow up to Love & Hate. That second record was one of 2016’s most acclaimed, and garnered Michael both his first number one album and his first Brit Award nomination too. Ahead of his own new music, ‘Money’ shows a new versatility and a lighter touch.
Tom Misch released his acclaimed debut album Geography in April 2018 via his own Beyond The Groove label. It debuted at #8 in the UK chart upon release, and featured guest spots by Loyle Carner, De La Soul, and Goldlink.
It’s a record that flirts with a variety of genres but lands somewhere distinctively left-of-centre, in a world all of Tom’s own design. ‘Money’ showcases that complete vibe of sound that has become so resonant throughout his recordings.
Michael returned to the live arena earlier this month with three European festival slots. He plays his first UK shows next week at the Tramshed in Cardiff, a tiny warm-up show ahead of his evening Park Stage slot at Glastonbury on June 28. The festival appearances continue throughout the summer, including his first festival headline performance at End of the Road on August 30.