Watch Michael Kiwanuka Tell a Tender-Hearted Tale on 'Fallon'

U.K. singer draws from Mercury Prize-nominated debut

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Jimmy Fallon is coming off as quite the Anglophile lately. After hosting smoky British singer Jessie Ware's U.S. television debut earlier this week, the Late Night star welcomed Ware's fellow Mercury Prize nominee, soul-folk singer Michael Kiwanuka to the stage last night (January 17). Kiwanuka performed "Tell Me a Tale," the opening track off his 2012 debut album, Home Again, and brought the tender spiritual's inner-Van Morrison out with the help of flute, violin, horns, and cymbal shambles from house bandleader ?uestlove. The Brit-slash-Ugandan keeps repeating the chorus, "Lord, I need lovin'," but his heart already sounds swollen.

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
Now Playing
  • 1 Brandy Zdan — More of a Man " 03:33
  • 2 Tiësto & KSHMR — Secrets " 04:28
  • 3 Mercies — Every Echo " 00:00
  • 4 Jimmy Whispers — Heart Don't Know " 02:32
  • 5 GRiZ — For The Love " 04:41
  • 6 King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard — God Is in the Rhythm " 03:46
  • 7 FlatbushZOMBiES — Did U Ever Think feat. Joey BadA$$ & Issa Gold " 05:02

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA