Michael Kiwunaka announced winner of BBC Sound of 2012 | Music News

Following the announcement of Frank Ocean ranking in at number two on the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, a list earmarking anticipated future stars compiled annually by an array of industry tastemakers, emerging British talent Michael Kiwunaka slides in to claim the top spot.

“Not many artists highlighted by BBC Sound of over the years can claim to be influenced by a free covermount CD on a magazine. That is the tale of Michael Kiwanuka however, he left early musical loves Nirvana and Radiohead behind when he came upon a rare recording of Otis Redding’s Sitting On The Dock of the Bay on a magazine tribute to Bob Dylan,” say the BBC in a neat summary of the eclectic inspirations that pour into the 24-year-old North Londoner’s quietly compelling soul.

With his debut album Home Again anticipated for release in March this year, get to know Michael Kiwunaka further in our recent Get Familiar piece, and immerse yourself in the video for his single “Home Again” below.

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