Michael Kiwanuka – Cold Little Heart (Live Session)

Music in this video
Song
Cold Little Heart
Artist
Michael Kiwanuka
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Polydor Records); Hexacorp (music publishing), SOLAR Music Rights Management, UMPI, CMRRA, LatinAutor, PEDL, ASCAP, LatinAutorPerf, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, Warner Chappell, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORS DE MUSICA – UBEM, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., AMRA, Kobalt Music Publishing, and 20 Music Rights Societies
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Ocean bubbles
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Lyrics

Did you ever want it?
Did you want it bad?
Ohhh, my
It tears me apart
Did you ever fight it?
All of the pain
So much pride
Running through my veins

Bleeding, I’m bleeding
My cold little heart
Oh I, I can’t stand myself

And I know
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I

Did you ever notice
I’ve been ashamed
All my life
I’ve been playing games
We can try and hide it
It’s all the same
I’ve been losing you
One day at a time

Bleeding, I’m bleeding
My cold little heart
Oh I, I can’t stand myself

And I know
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I

Maybe this time I can be strong
But since I know who I am
I’m probably wrong
Maybe this time I can go far
But thinking about where I’ve been
Ain’t helping me start


The Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music’s Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It’s the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.

Michael Kiwanuka: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

SET LIST
“Light”
“Hard To Say Goodbye”
“Hero”
“Cold Little Heart”
“Solid Ground”

MUSICIANS
Michael Kiwanuka: vocals, guitar, keys

CREDITS
Video: Eoin McLoughlin
Audio: St. Francis Hotel

TINY DESK TEAM
Producer: Abby O’Neill
Video Producer: Morgan Noelle Smith
Audio Mastering: Josh Rogosin
Associate Producer: Bobby Carter
Tiny Production Team: Bob Boilen, Kara Frame, Maia Stern
Executive Producer: Lauren Onkey
Senior VP, Programming: Anya Grundmann

Track list:
00:00 – Cold Little Heart
11:18 – One More Night
15:30 – Black Man In A White World
22:53 – Rule The World
29:05 – Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka – guitar, vocals
Michael Jablonka – guitar
Alex Bonfanti – bass
Steve Pringle – keyboards
Graham Godfrey – percussion, backing vocals
Lewis Wright – drums

Michael Kiwanuka – Live at Haldern Pop Festival 2016

Michael Kiwanuka – Haldern Pop Festival 2016

Music in this video

Song
Cold Little Heart (Live)
Artist
Michael Kiwanuka
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Polydor Records); Hexacorp (music publishing), AMRA, UMPI, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, PEDL, ASCAP, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, LatinAutorPerf, SOLAR Music Rights Management, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., Kobalt Music Publishing, LatinAutor, Warner Chappell, and 14 Music Rights Societies
Song
One More Night (Live)
Artist
Michael Kiwanuka
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Polydor Records); BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., ASCAP, Warner Chappell, CMRRA, PEDL, and 5 Music Rights Societies
Song
Black Man In A White World (Live)
Artist
Michael Kiwanuka
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Polydor Records); ASCAP, Sony ATV Publishing, UMPG Publishing, PEDL, LatinAutor, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, CMRRA, Warner Chappell, LatinAutorPerf, and 11 Music Rights Societies

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Love and Hate live on KCRW

 

UK soul singer Michael Kiwanuka took some time after the release of his acclaimed debut to figure out what he really wanted to say next. He partnered with producer Danger Mouse to bring to create Love and Hate and you can hear his growth as an artist as he explores his heritage and issues like race and spirituality.  I know from first listen, that Love and Hate is a track that I would return to each day.  The potency of Michael Kiwanuka’s vocal on this track is mesmerizing- a cross-cultural transcendent groove for 2020 and beyond. 

 


 

Music in this video

Song
Cold Little Heart
Artist
Michael Kiwanuka
Licensed to YouTube by
UMG (on behalf of Polydor Records); ASCAP, LatinAutor, LatinAutor – Warner Chappell, UMPI, BMI – Broadcast Music Inc., PEDL, AMRA, Kobalt Music Publishing, UNIAO BRASILEIRA DE EDITORAS DE MUSICA – UBEM, Warner Chappell, CMRRA, and 18 Music Rights Societies