Every once in a while I hear a song that instantly captivates me.
Last week Dan and I happened to be in the car on our way to meet friends for dinner when this song came on the radio. Within the first few seconds- literally before I even heard the lyrics- I was Shazzam-ing it and downloading the e.p. on iTunes.
"I'm Getting Ready"
The melodic simplicity of the guitar, the pure richness of his voice = perfection.
He reminds me of Van Morrison (Into The Mystic) and Otis Redding (Sitting on the Dock of the bay)
mixed with a little Ben Harper with hints of Ziggy Marley.
Apparently, I'm a bit behind on my revelation as this incredible new artist was on tour with the Adele in 2011 and won the BBC Sound of 2012 poll.
...and I'm sure this is only the beginning of his career.
Take a minute to check out Michael Kiwanuka and support his music. It's so refreshing, in a world dominated by electronics and special effects, that pure talent is still so powerful.
thanks for coming by, happy monday to you.