A Londoner of Ugandan descent, Kiwanuka makes no secret of his heroes: Bill Withers, Richie Havens and the Band. Buton this slow-rolling, Dan Auerbach-assisted cut, it's his rich, ragged voice that pulls you in. He sounds like his own man, not an imitator.
Listen To Michael Kiwanuka's "Lasan":
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