Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again (Universal Music Canada)

  

Forget the fact that Michael Kiwanuka is signed to Mumford and Sons record label Communion. Kiwanuka is someone that doesn’t need to ride the coattails of others to propel his success. This man oozes talent, owing much to a legend like Otis Redding, delivering his extraordinarily smooth vocals over a laid-back musical soundtrack that is as indebted to soul music as much as it is pop music. Everything from the production to the overall sound of Home Again harkens back to the 60’s and definitely plays a big part in helping make this record such a fascinating listen.