British Singer-Songwriter Michael Kiwanuka’s Latest Debuts in Folk Top 5

Love & Hate, British folksinger Michael Kiwanuka‘s sophomore album, released July 15, has entered Billboard‘s Americana/Folk chart at No. 3. The singer-songwriter’s debut album of 2012, Home Again, was a set of mostly acoustic folk songs. Love & Hate finds Kiwanuka exploring more of an electric vibe, although the title track has him back to comfortably strumming an acoustic as hypnotic vocals, keyboards, and sustained electric lead guitar wail away all around him. Check it out. — Mark Kemp

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Mark Kemp
Mark Kemp

Former AG editor Mark Kemp is the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).

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