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I’m taking over the column for Tom, who’s on vacation this week. We all know that the real best video of the week is the one of Ariana Grande licking a donut that didn’t even belong to her, but if you’re interested in watching something else, that’s totally understandable. It’s been a wild and wonderful… More »

Miguel Pimentel isn’t some shamanic teller of universal truths. He’s an entertainer. But he’s an entertainer who’s ridiculously good at pretending to be a shamanic teller of universal truths, and sometimes that’s better. Watching Miguel onstage a couple of years ago, I was absolutely dazzled. The man was always going to be famous; he’s too… More »

The amount of great music in the past six months has been almost unfair. As in: How are we supposed to process all this? How can we fully appreciate one major piece of work when there’s always another one coming right around the corner. And when the huge, fully-formed masterpieces are dropping from the sky… More »

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Watch Pre-Fame Miguel Sing An Unreleased Song In Unearthed 2008 Doc Crazy Enough

If you want to know what it’s like to watch Miguel perform live during the very peak of his current WILDHEART era, read a great review of his show at Terminal 5 last night here. But if you’re more interested in the man behind the myth — aka Miguel seven years ago — then check… More »

By: Caitlin White / August 3, 2015 - 5:21 pm

Disclosure Reveal Caracal Tracklist Feat. Lorde, Miguel, The Weeknd

Disclosure’s forthcoming LP Caracal will be released in September, and today the duo revealed its tracklist which boasts a considerable number of impressive collaborators. Lorde, Miguel, The Weeknd, Nao, and Sam Smith are all featured. We’ve already heard Smith’s contribution “Omen” as well as Brendan Reilly’s “Moving Mountains” and Gregory Porter’s “Holding On.” Check out… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / July 31, 2015 - 11:23 am

Miguel Credits Billy Corgan On Song That Sorta Sounds Like “1979”

I’ve listened to “Leaves,” a song from Miguel’s excellent new album Wildheart, plenty of times, and it’s never once occurred to me that the song sounds anything like the Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.” But the songs do have similar guitar riffs, and the two tracks were close enough that Miguel contacted Corgan before his album’s release. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 15, 2015 - 9:18 am

Watch Miguel Talk Wildheart, Perform 6 Songs On Revolt TV

Last night, Miguel took over Revolt TV with live performances and talk about his sensational new album WILDHEART. He discussed album art inspiration, his ongoing series of Wildheart shorts, and his upcoming tour. And he took to the stage with a full backing-band at the Hollywood & Highland Center in Los Angeles, performing a setlist… More »

By: Lisa Brown / July 14, 2015 - 3:40 pm

Miguel Talks Frank Ocean Rivalry: “I Make Better Music”

Do you really want to go down this road, Miguel? As NME points out, a reporter from The Sunday Times asked the Wildheart singer about his relationship with fellow R&B innovator Frank Ocean, a relationship Miguel described as “cordial” at best. Then Miguel lit the fuse: “I wouldn’t say we were friends. To be completely… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am

Miguel – Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love And Let It Kill You Short Film

Miguel just released his really good new psychedelic R&B album Wildheart, and he’s already given us a sexy video for its sexy lead single “Coffee.” Now he’s put together a 13-minute short film called Wildheart Chapter 1: Find What You Love And Let It Kill You, which is basically one extra-long and extra-sexy music video… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Watch Miguel Bring “Coffee” To Conan

Miguel’s sex-delirious new album Wildheart is out in the world now, and he’s in full promotional carpet-bombing mode. The night before last, he sang his great single “Coffeeon Kimmel. And last night, he brought the exact same song to the stage at Conan. Maybe it’s not cool to sing the same song on two… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 9:39 am

Watch Miguel Play Kimmel, Serenade Random Coffee Shop Customer

Miguel releases his pretty great new psychedelic R&B album Wildheart today. And last night, he was a musical guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live. He performed the single “Coffee” while wearing a white overcoat and singing into a fringe-covered microphone, and he was an absolute fucking pro. The guy just knows how to hold a stage… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 30, 2015 - 10:55 am

Stream Miguel WILDHEART

When we published our 50 Best Albums Of 2015 So Far list last week, the only two albums that weren’t available to hear just yet were Vince Staples and Miguel. Coincidentally, both of those albums are available to stream today. Here’s Chris’ take on WILDHEART from our list:… More »

By: James Rettig / June 22, 2015 - 10:23 am

Watch Miguel Cover Slaves’ “Hey” On BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge

Miguel is gearing up for the release of his new album, WILDHEART, from which he’s already debuted a bunch of songs as well as a steamy video for the lead single “Coffee.” Miguel is an R&B singer with an ear for psychedelia and seems just as inclined to freewheeling guitar frenzies as Brown Sugar sensuality,… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 18, 2015 - 10:54 am

Miguel – “Coffee” Video

Miguel’s new album WILDHEART is very good and builds on the heady tangle of psychedelia and R&B that he already established on foundational album Kaleidoscope Dream. “Coffee” is the lead single off this album, and despite that hiccup with the Wale verse, it’s shaping up to be a contender for the sexiest song of the… More »

By: Caitlin White / June 16, 2015 - 11:05 am

Stream 5 Songs From Miguel’s WILDHEART

The psychedelic R&B genius Miguel is only a couple of weeks away from releasing WILDHEART, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2012 breakout Kaleidoscope Dream. We’ve posted the lovely first single “Coffee,” which thankfully appears on the album without that extraneous Wale verse. And this morning, Miguel threw five more songs from the album up o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 16, 2015 - 9:16 am

Watch Miguel Bring Out Chance The Rapper & A$AP Ferg At Surprise Chicago Show

Last night, Miguel took to Twitter to announce a last-minute surprise show at Joe’s On Weed St. in Chicago, and he brought a few more surprises along with him. As Fake Shore Drive points out, the R&B singer’s set featured appearances from Chance The Rapper and A$AP Ferg. Ferg did a few tracks first, and… More »

By: James Rettig / May 31, 2015 - 4:53 pm

Here’s Miguel’s Sexy Wildheart Album Cover

Even though it’s coming out in a little over a month, we still don’t know all too much about Miguel’s third studio album. We know it’s called Wildheart, we have one confirmed single with “Coffee” (the Wale-less version, of course, which is much better), and we know it’ll be out on 6/30. Other than that,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2015 - 6:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Watch Miguel Sing “Coffee” In A Session For Jack Daniels

Miguel has a hit with his new after-hook-up anthem “Coffee.” It’s a genuinely giddy take on romance, a track about sex that captures all the fucking great things in a relationship that are better than sex. The song technically hit last winter as part of his surprise EP, but has been officially rolled out a… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 13, 2015 - 10:22 am

Miguel, Marilyn Mosby Join Prince At Rally 4 Peace In Baltimore

Prince held his Rally 4 Peace concert in Baltimore on Sunday night, and thousands were in attendance. It was the first time he played in the city in 14 years. The Baltimore Sun reports that he addressed the crowd only a few times: “The system is broken. It’s going to take the young people to… More »

By: James Rettig / May 11, 2015 - 9:52 am
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