This week sees Michael Kiwanuka return with his long awaited second album Love & Hate.
Arriving four years after his first record Home Again, the collection is a step up from his acclaimed debut, dialing up the vintage choral soul of its predecessor with a cinematic soundscape of strings and slide guitar. And it seems it's going down well with the British public - the album is on course to take the top spot on this week's Official Albums Chart.
One track that perfectly demonstrates the shift is the emotional closing number Final Frame. "The idea behind the phrase final frame is that once you choose something then you’re in it, win or lose, you can’t run from it," he told us of the song.
"You'll never know what’s going to happen at the end so you accept what you’re in, good or bad. You’ll never know how the final frame is going to turn out."
Watch this stunning rendition of Final Frame by Michael and his live band at London's RAK Studios, premiered below:
Michael Kiwanuka's Love & Hate album is out now - find out where it lands on this week's Official Chart on Friday, July 22 at 5.45pm. Click here to see the latest Official Albums Chart Update.