Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

What the hell is going on here? Man, the first song on Michael’s album “Home again” sounds as if it came directly from the Soul Train. The voice is stellar but the real feat are the arrangements. Oh my God, every song gets what it needs, a luscious orchestra with the relaxed summery flute, a naked acoustic guitar or the rootsy soul outfit. The whole album is a gift to modern soul music and I dare say it: few if any have done such a great job on their debut, yes, this is a debut even if it sounds like the 4th album of a musician who has grown mature and honest. But this is a debut. Michael is 24 years old. Who knows what will happen when he finally puts out his fourth album. But who cares, great things are already happening with this album.



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