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Michael Kiwanuka video exclusive
The London soul singer shares a unique acoustic version of his recent single 'I’ll Get Along'
Back in March theartsdesk reviewed the much anticipated debut album by 24-year-old Londoner Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll and a man possessed of a voice not so much to be reckoned with as unconditionally surrendered to.
A rich blending of old-school analogue soul influences – our critic Russ Coffey picked up on similarities to Bill Withers, Otis Redding and Gil Scott-Heron – and elements of folk, jazz and R&B, Home Again is a slow, smooth ride back to the Seventies. Retro, yes, and hardly ground-breaking, but full of beautifully crafted songs and a deep, enduring warmth of spirit.
Taking a break from his extensive touring schedule, Kiwanuka recently holed up in an old loft in North London to record a unique and intimate acoustic version of his single, “I’ll Get Along”, exclusively for theartsdesk.
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