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CONTEST: Win Michael Kiwanuka's 'Home Again' + Check Out "I'm Getting Ready"

Preview a song from Michael Kiwanuka and enter to win his new album 'Home Again'.

PopMatters is excited to share the new artist Michael Kiwanuka with its readers and hope you check out his song "I'm Getting Ready" below. He's going to be touring the US soon so you should familiarize yourself with him now as he is playing some pretty prominent venues as well as shows during Outside Lands and Lollapalooza. We're also excited to offer two of our readers a chance to win his new album Home Again out just this month.

From the press release:

Home Again was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. The album takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul. Michael and Paul played most of the instruments on the album. Home Again was released in March in the UK to great acclaim, debuting as a Top 5 best seller, and with Q Magazine calling it a “life-affirming…accomplished work of depth and distinction”.

Unlike the UK release, which included ten songs, the US version features 11, with the addition being the Dan Auerbach-produced “Lasan”. Of the song, Rolling Stone said “it’s [Michael’s] rich, ragged voice that pulls you in. He sounds like his own man, not an imitator”.

Born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants, Michael’s music is drawing comparisons to Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Earlier this year he topped the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, joining the ranks of previous winners including Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, and others.

If you are itching to hear the album now, you can pick it up at these fine retailers:

Be sure to pick up Home Again digitally on iTunes!

Or buy the physical release from Amazon now!

Catch Michael Kiwanuka on one of his Upcoming Tour Dates:

August 2, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Metro

August 3, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Lollapalooza

August 7, 2012 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

August 11, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands

August 13, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour

August 14, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre

September 18, 2012 - New York, NY - Webster Hall

September 19, 2012 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

September 20, 2012 - Philadelphia, PA - Trocadero

September 23, 2012 - Detroit, MI - Magic Bag

September 25, 2012 - Indianapolis, IN - Deluxe

September 26, 2012 - Chicago, IL - Park West

September 28, 2012 - Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Café

October 01, 2012 - Salt Lake City, UT - The State Room

October 04, 2012 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom

October 05, 2012 - Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market

October 06, 2012 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom

October 07, 2012 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent

October 09, 2012 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford

October 13, 2012 - Austin, TX - Austin City Limits Festival

Visit the official site of Michael Kiwanuka for more information.

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