#604 Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate

Michael Kiwanuka blew a lot of us away with the accomplished beauty of his debut Home Again, so much so that it’s difficult to believe it was four years ago. But Kiwanuka has not rushed the follow-up, making sure that it was properly ready to go first. The time is now, and next month he will return with Love & Hate. As the title track here demonstrates, Kiwanuka still finds a way to pay homage to his heroes of soul music past, but has continued to develop his sound, with results that feel fully realised.