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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

Beyoncé Just Released A Surprise Album

Bey just surprised everyone by releasing her self-titled fifth solo album exclusively on iTunes. The BEYONCÉ “visual album” includes 14 songs — featuring musical collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Blue Ivy, The-Dream, Sia, Miguel, Hit-Boy, Caroline Polachek, Noah “40” Shebib, and others — and… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 13, 2013 - 12:31 am

2014 Grammy Nominations: Daft Punk, Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift … And Sara Bareilles?

The Grammys again announced their nominations with some extra flash and fanfare this year, flipping the old morning podium announcement into another primetime concert special live from the Staples Center in L.A. LL Cool J, who hosted last year’s Grammy broadcast, was back to MC this show as he will for the ceremony next month. More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 6, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Photos: Drake, Miguel, Future @ Moda Center, Portland 12/3/13

Drake put out one of our favorite albums of the year a while back, and since then has been on tour with Miguel and Future. It’s a trifecta of amazing musicians, so we sent photographer Colin McLaughlin over to the Moda Center in Portland to capture the show. Check out our gallery above, and look… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 4, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Watch Drake Join Future On “Honest” At Pittsburgh Would You Like A Tour? Opener

Just a few days ago we heard all about how Drake was going to fire Future from his tour because of something said in an interview. It was resolved just a couple of days later though. Drake’s Would You Like A Tour? kicked off last night in Pittsburgh with the Atlanta rapper and Miguel i… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 19, 2013 - 4:41 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to get some things off his chest: The closed ranks of the fashion world, the scourge… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 11, 2013 - 1:35 pm

Janelle Monáe – “PrimeTime” (Feat. Miguel) Video

Janelle Monáe’s Miguel duet “PrimeTime” is one of the best tracks on her The Electric Lady, our Album Of The Week early last month. Now it has a stylized, high-concept video that depicts the R&B stars’ meet-cute in a sexy dystopia… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 10, 2013 - 7:08 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

There was a lot of exciting and new things for Stereogum this week. We finally heard the music Arcade Fire has been teasing and, even better, we welcomed our newest staff member (and old friend) Chris DeVille to the team. And what was one of the first things he did on-staff? Write long and thoughtfully… More »

By: Stereogum / September 13, 2013 - 12:22 pm

Miguel – “Can’t Sleep 2gether”

You have to love any institution that, within a couple of days, gives you new songs from grindcore warriors Pig Destroyer and uber-precise R&B smoothie Miguel, two artists with exactly zero in common beyond awesomeness. We can thank the Adult Swim Singles Series, to which Miguel is the latest contributor. His new song is the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 1:28 pm

Photos: Made In America 2013

The second annual Budweiser Made In America festival, which is curated by Jay-Z, took place over the weekend in Philadelphia with performances by Phoenix, Beyoncé, HAIM, Dairrhea Planet, Kendrick Lamar, Queens Of The Stone Age, and Nine Inch Nails, who covered Johnny Cash (LOL jk). Check out Luis Ruiz photos from the fest in the… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Watch Miguel Cover Pink’s “Like A Pill”

During a recent guest appearance on Australia’s Fox radio show Fifi & Jules, Miguel did a stripped-down version of Pink’s “Just Like A Pill.” If you’re familiar the song, then you know Miguel’s ability to wail is a perfect fit for the song’s bummer-anthem hook. He doesn’t totally sell it, but with such an indelible… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 29, 2013 - 11:07 am

Janelle Monáe – “Primetime” (Feat. Miguel)

Janelle Monáe and Miguel share lovey-dovey new track “Primetime” from Monáe’s upcoming LP The Electric Lady. While both artists can have a tendency toward futuristic R&B (Miguel more-so on his album All I Want Is You), this leans toward the tradition of marquee R&B artists coming together to make lush, romantic cuts. Check it out… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 19, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Way Out West 2013 Day 2: The Knife, Miguel, Giorgio Moroder, & More

Giorgio Moroder dances by stabbing two fingers in the air, like the aging European man that he is. He also plays air-slap-bass. The Italo-disco legend is here in Sweden, at Gothenburg’s Way Out West festival, to DJ in the afternoon sun. There are trees all around him, and he’s in front of a placid duck… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 10, 2013 - 8:56 am

Miguel – “Adorn (Remix)” (Feat. Jessie Ware)

Miguel’s “Adorn” is maybe the greatest popular triumph of restrained, zoned-out soul music in recent memory, and London relative newcomer Jessie Ware has already exhibited a total mastery of restrained, zoned-out soul music. It just makes sense to bring the two together. A new remix of “Adorn” takes Miguel’s original and, through some studio wizardry,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2013 - 10:30 am

Watch R. Kelly, Janelle Monáe, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake Perform At 2013 BET Awards

Last night, BET held its annual awards show, and the broadcast produced a whole lot in the way of highlights. Kendrick Lamar did “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” with Erykah Badu singing the chorus and making the recorded version of the song more or less irrelevant, and then returned later to help Miguel with hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:25 am