It's one of those stories typical of Montreux. In 2012, the young Michael Kiwanuka was scheduled on the free stage of the Café. He didn’t know that Claude Nobs was in the room. Impressed by his performance blending folk and soul, the Festival founder decided to have him perform at the Auditorium Stravinski the next day. Ever since, this London artist has painstakingly perfected his second album, Love And Hate, produced by Danger Mouse. His four-year break has allowed him to return with the perspective required after overnight success. While influences from Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding are still present, this introspective album is marked by changes in dynamics: from the guitar solos of “Cold Little Heart” to the poignant “The Final Frame”, by way of the rhythmic “Black Man in a White World”. This ambitious and inspired return promises a fiery concert!