Album: Home Again (2012)
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  • Kiwanuka and his producer Paul Butler of the UK indie rock band, The Bees, came up with about seven different versions of this song, before finally completing the track that appears on Home Again. Said Kiwanuka to This is Fake DIY: "While I had been in studios before, it was never for long, extended periods of time - only for two-song sessions recorded in one take. So I wasn't anything of an expert when it came to the technical side of things. But I'm really interested by the contrast of really sad blues songs that have this bouncy and happy rhythm to them. So this song was my take on that aesthetic."
  • Kiwanuka has yet to have had his heart broken, so there's little on Home Again concerning matters of the heart, only this whimsical lovecall in which Kiwanuka imagines what a good relationship would be like. He told The Observer: "I've never been in love. I don't think I have. That sounds harsh. I've been in love with friends and family; I've never been in love where you'd do anything for the person, never had that feeling that if they left, like with Adele, you'd be broken. I've been more single than not in my short life."

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