Something a little softer for your Friday. British singer Michael Kiwanuka’s voice has a clear, timeless quality that elevates his brand of acoustic soul above mere “retro” or “revivalist” tags. With Kiwanuka, everything appears to boil down to the purity of his sound. His image is simple, his stage show unadorned, leaving listeners to enjoy his–as Letterman so simply and aptly puts it–beautiful music without any distractions.

Enjoy Kiwanuka’s performance of “I’m Getting Ready” below.

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