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Preview Miguel’s “Coffee” Video; Also, He’s Being Sued By The Woman He Kicked In The Head

Miguel has a glorious new single called “Coffee,” and when you listen to the version that doesn’t have Wale, it will remind you of all the reasons you let his love adorn you in the first place! Seriously, Kaleidoscope Dream remains one of the best contemporary R&B albums I’ve heard, and following his surprise EPMore »

By: Caitlin White / May 6, 2015 - 11:38 am

Miguel – “Coffee (Fucking)” (Feat. Wale)

Miguel has shared an extended, revamped edition of his song “Coffee,” which originally appeared as a truncated preview on a three-track EP that he released late last year. The song gets a new title — “Coffee (Fucking)” — and a guest verse from Wale. The track will probably appear on his upcoming new album, which… More »

By: James Rettig / May 3, 2015 - 11:15 am

Miguel To Star In Nabil And John Legend’s “Musical Romantic Drama”

When he’s not penning some of the greatest love songs in the world, John Legend runs a film company called Get Lifted Film Co., and he’s planning to partner with Furst Films and IM Global to produce a “musical romantic drama” starring Miguel, whose Kaleidoscope Dream deserved even more accolades than it received back i… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 6, 2015 - 5:50 pm

Miguel’s New Album Wild Heart Is 90 Percent Done

It’s about damn time, Miguel. A new Billboard interview with ByStorm Entertainment’s Mark Pitts reveals that the R&B singer’s next album is tentatively titled Wild Heart, is 90 percent complete, and should be out during the second quarter of 2015. Here’s what Pitts had to say:

We’re 90 percent done. Its working title… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015 - 10:34 pm

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that there are still many self-satisfied blowhards in the world — sometimes even in the comments section of this very website! — who will tell you that every year is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We skipped 5 Best Songs last week because of Christmas; we probably could’ve skipped it this week because of New Year’s, but man, the songs were stacking up. Anyway, if we were going for accuracy rather than consistency, this list would be titled The 5 Best Songs Of This Week And Last Week, as a… More »

By: Stereogum / January 2, 2015 - 5:46 pm

Stream Miguel’s New Surprise EP

In early 2012, when he was still just a promising major-label R&B prospect with one album to his credit, Miguel released his Art Dealer Chic EP series. Those three EPs established Miguel as a powerful, strange, masterful songwriting force and set him apart from his peers. Not long afterward, he released his woozy, psychedelic, sexed-out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014 - 6:51 am

Miguel Instagrams Hangout With Jai Paul & AK Paul

We know very little about Miguel’s next album beyond the tantalizing teaser of “Coffee” we heard last month. We know even less about what Jai Paul’s been up to since his alleged debut album and/or demos collection appeared then disappeared from the internet last year. Here’s something to add to the intrigue: As Pitchfork point… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 13, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe (J. Cole Remix)”

When I first heard “Kind Of… Sometimes… Maybe,” Jessie Ware’s Miguel collab from Tough Love, my first thought was not, “This needs a J. Cole verse tacked on the beginning,” especially one that begins with the line, “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.” But that was Cole’s opinion when he heard the track… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 22, 2014 - 4:09 pm

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Soundtrack Has Chvrches, Haim, Pusha T, Charli XCX, Bat For Lashes, & Kanye’s Lorde Remix

In between stops on her summer tour, Lorde curated the soundtrack to the upcoming blockbuster The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. We’ve already heard some of her handiwork in her solo cut “Yellow Flicker Beat” as well as “This Is Not A Game,” her collaboration with the Chemical Brothers and Miguel that premiered earlier… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 20, 2014 - 10:36 pm

The Chemical Brothers (Feat. Miguel & Lorde) – “This Is Not A Game”

Lorde curated the soundtrack for the upcoming The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, which has already produced one new song from the artist, “Yellow Flicker Beat.” Now we get another! Sort of. “This Is Not A Game” is actually a Chemical Brothers track (their first new song in two years) that features Miguel (prominently)… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 20, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Preview Miguel’s New Song “Coffee”

You know a performer is breathing some rarefied air when you can hear like eight seconds of a new song and think to yourself, “Yup, that’ll be good.” Miguel’s breakout album Kaleidoscope Dream is now two years old, and he recently made noises on Instagram that its follow-up will be along “soon.” He also shared… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 9, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Jessie Ware – “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” (Feat. Miguel)

Jessie Ware debuted “Kind Of…Sometimes…Maybe” at Flow Festival in August, but today she drops the studio version, on which she is assisted by none other than Miguel. It’s a breathlessly stunning, sensual slow jam, yet another highlight from her upcoming Tough Love, which, at this point, has given us nothing but highlights. Listen. More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 17, 2014 - 4:18 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This week’s list walks the line between calm, serene, stately beauty and extreme blood-splooge trash. Both can be awesome! And both are perfectly legit music-video approaches. But this week, we’ve got two of the latter and three of the former. Blood-splooge trash is winning, as it usually does. Check out this week’s list below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 30, 2014 - 11:10 am

Miguel – “Simple Things” Video

Simple Things” (or, if you prefer, “Simplethings”) is the languid, beautiful song that the R&B star Miguel contributed to the soundtrack of the most recent season of HBO’s Girls. That song is months old, and the season of Girls is over, but Miguel is only just coming out with a video for the song. Fair… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2014 - 12:05 pm

Indie Rock’s R&B Movement Reaches Its Saturation Point

A few years back, a critical mass of musicians started making R&B steeped in the sort of art-damaged signifiers indie rock has traditionally claimed as its own. This wasn’t the first time rhythm & blues had pushed boundaries; legendary figures from Curtis Mayfield to Prince to Missy Elliott managed to get some of the most… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 30, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Santana (Feat. Miguel) – “Indy”

Remember Supernatural, the smash hit 1999 album on which Santana recruited modern pop stars including Rob Thomas, Dave Matthews, and not one but two Fugees as guest vocalists? (I obviously didn’t remember it when I was writing about the Latin pop explosion of 1999.) You might also recall that since then Santana released the similarly… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 18, 2014 - 5:44 pm

Miguel – “Bennie And The Jets” (Feat. Wale) (Elton John Cover)

As part of a grand 40th-anniversary reissue of Elton John’s landmark album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, a mob of today’s musicians are going to cover every single song on the original album. And the most puzzling of those artists is the pairing of Miguel and Wale, who team up to cover “Bennie And The Jets,”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 21, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Miguel – “Simplethings”

There are many good things about Super Bowl Sunday, but one big drawback was this: HBO yanked its original programming for the night, which meant we got no new Girls and no new True Detective. (It must be said, though, that we got to see both grisly, bloody, existential spectacle and squirmy, embarrassing comedy every… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 3, 2014 - 4:10 pm

Miguel, John Grant, Fall Out Boy To Cover Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Elton John’s 1973 smash hit album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is getting a blowout 40th anniversary reissue this spring, and part of the usual bonus feature motherlode (a disc of live recordings, a documentary film, a 100-page animated hardback book) is a disc of covers by some artists you might not expect. Miguel (featuring Wale…),… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 30, 2014 - 12:26 pm