Michael Kiwanuka performing “I’m Getting Ready” on Letterman.
You should reblog this video today to help promote something ORIGINAL and not culled together, copied and pasted, covered, repurposed, parodied, made ironic, specious or insincere. Great stuff needs to win the day sometimes.
As much as I’ve enjoyed listening to his album today, the production of it lets him down a bit. There’s a spareness to this live performance on Letterman that gives his voice more power. Forces you to lean in and listen. The instrumentation on the CD is a bit too much, and a bit too loud and he’s competing with it on nearly every track. I was trying to think last night who he reminded me of and I’ve decided it’s Nick Drake and Joan Armatrading - two British artists who also both benefitted from very spare production. Anyway, I’m still listening to and enjoying the CD, but I really want to see him play more live and hope there may be a live CD in his future.