Song Premiere: Michael Kiwanuka - "I'm Getting Ready" (Live at the Cherrytree House)

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With Michael Kiwanuka stacking an already impressive resume by collaborating with The Black Keys, performing at Indio’s Coachella and touring North America, the British soul singer captured the ears of fans worldwide. The 23-year old singer/songwriter has taken his debut album Home Again and subsequent Otis Redding comparisons by the Motown horns, creating an identifiably rare soul resurgence.

Kiwanuka’s Home Again is currently available online, and will be available in stores on July 30. Download his live performance of “I’m Getting Ready,” recorded at The Cherrytree House, in all its valor. The tune is unmistakably vulnerable, exposing a side of this new gem from a musician whose arrangements and call-and-response expressions powerfully resonate in a live setting.