North-Londoner Michael Kiwanuka is one of the UKs fastest rising soul stars. Key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern-soul landmark Voodoo. Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, Kiwanuka's debut album. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless.
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After the success of his 2012 debut Home Again, Kiwanuka returned in 2016 with a second record following four years of self-questioning and a loss of confidence in his craft. The resulting album, Love & Hate, has been heralded one of the most expansive albums of the year, and one that should surely stand the test of time. Working alongside Danger Mouse, Inflo, and his long-standing producer Paul Butler, Love & Hate showcases the extraordinary vision of this uncompromising young British artist in delivering a near-peerless record.