Track features in new Netflix documentary ‘Convergence: Courage in a Crisis’
Michael Kiwanuka shares his latest song ‘Beautiful Life’ – you can listen to the track below.
The new single was recorded by the Mercury Award-winning artist while he was writing and performing new tracks for his upcoming fourth record, the follow-up to 2019’s ‘Kiwanuka’.
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‘Beautiful Life’ will serve as title music for Orlando von Einsiedel’s new documentary Convergence: Courage in a Crisis, which arrives on Netflix today (October 12).
Recorded in London with producer St Francis Hotel, Kiwanuka said of ‘Beautiful Life’: “In this song I wanted to focus on the feeling that there is a real strength in the human soul when you are in difficult situations. Let’s try to find beauty.
“Of course, in some situations it gets more and more difficult. But I just wanted to reflect on that and wonder what life would be like if I lived it that way.
“Ultimately whatever people feel after hearing the song is okay with me. But what I was trying to emit through the music was a sense of defiance. A sense of strength through adversity. “
Kiwanuka will headline the Green Man Festival next summer and is set to provide support to Liam Gallagher during one of his sold-out shows in Knebworth.
Before that, Kiwanuka will be out on tour in May 2022 – you can check out the dates below and find tickets here.
6 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
8 – O2 Academy, Leeds
9 – De Montford Hall, Leicester
11 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
13 – The Queen’s Ballroom, Blackpool
14 – Bonus Arena, Hull
17 – O2 Apollo, Manchester
18 – O2 City Hall, Newcastle
20 – Brighton Center
21 – Pavilion, Plymouth
23 – O2 Academy, Brixton
25 – Alexandra Palace, London