NPR is at it again today, with the Vince Staples stream and now the Miguel stream ahead of June 30th schedule.
I was particularly looking forward to Miguel’s new album, Wildheart, and after one spin already it does not disappoint. I’ve always loved how Miguel incorporates hard, electric guitars in his sound and that’s pretty heavy throughout the album. Sure enough, it’s well-executed too.
Thankfully for me, I enjoyed a lot of the non-previewed records like “A beautiful exit”, “what’s normal anyway”, and “leaves”, especially being in California right now for the last one. In fact, this is a great sound for the summer featuring some bedtime cuts mixed in with some sunny, windows-down jams. Lenny Kravitz and Kurupt are the only features so Miguel carries this the whole way. And no doubt this will be in heavy rotation beyond today/through the entire summer.
Stream Miguel ‘Wildheart’ at NPR here
“Coffee” is the go-to in my R&B playlist — tied with The Weeknd’s “The Hills” for the top spot, in fact — and especially after the music video dropped the other day.
Now there’s more reason to like the new Miguel single as he performs it in the intimate BBC Radio 1 Xtra Live Lounge with his full contingent. Diggin’ the effortless smoothness of the verses so give this one a look/listen and see how it compares to the studio version.
Wildheart on June 30th.
With Wildheart less than 2 weeks away, and after last night’s 3 track giveaway, Miguel keeps the mojo going with the new visuals to “Coffee” that bring the smooth, edgy bedroom jam to life. More importantly to me, this is the less explicit version sans Wale feature (no offense, but this one should be all Miguel and now it is.) Enjoy!
Also news today, Miguel announces an upcoming North American tour. Details here.
ICYMI: 3 new Wildheart tracks including the Lenny Kravitz feature
Miguel’s new album, Wildheart, is on the way June 30th and the tracklist today reveals 16 records and only 2 features: Lenny Kravitz and Kurupt. That’s fine by me since Miguel can carry an album on his own. Really lookin’ forward to Miguel’s sound after last December’s EP continued to impress.
1. A Beautiful Exit
3. The Valley
5. NWA f/ Kurupt
7. What’s Normal Anyway
8. Hollywood Dreams
12. Face The Sun f/ Lenny Kravitz
14. Destinado A Morir
15. Simple Things