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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'

Michael Kiwanuka gets contemplative

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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Whats with the awful lighting

Whats with the awful lighting and the needles camera movement. Great performance Michael.

Very nice, how could anyone

Very nice, how could anyone ever call him "the new boring"?? They're just jealous of talent.

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