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Watch Michael Kiwanuka Tell a Tender-Hearted Tale on ‘Fallon’

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

picture-18547-1390524318Kyle McGovern // January 18, 2013

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.