Michael Kiwanuka – “Black Man in a White World”

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What starts off as a sparse folk blues song of sorrow gradually grows into a soulful R&B callback to the classic sound of the 60’s and 70’s. The music video for Michael Kiwanuka’s song “Black Man in a White World” bears some thematic and conceptual resemblance to segments of Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” featuring a gravity defying protagonist set in a world that’s literally black and white.

“Black Man in a White World” is the lead single for Kiwanuka’s upcoming sophomore album Love & Hate, set to be released in May.

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J. Compton is an author whose stories have appeared in Pseudopod, Arkham Tales, Fantasy Scroll Magazine and other publications. As co-host of the BNC he hopes you enjoy the site and only asks that you please remember to use coasters.

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