In only two studio albums, Michael Kiwanuka has completely captured the critics’ attention. So, far, he’s swept two Mercury prize nominations, an Ivor Novello and the top spot in the 2012 BBC Sound Of Poll. These accolades are rightfully earned and convey what a special talent he is. His 2016 album, Love & Hate, presented a bold new sound, with a cinematic sweep full of throbbing retro guitars; showcasing his strong, soothing voice which sings with raw emotional honesty. Whether it’s on record or in his live shows, it’s this personal intensity that takes his music to another level; his is a rich, grainy voice pulsing with life.
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