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 EP from late last year, it seems like Miguel has put everything he’s got into his forthcoming album WILDHEART. The only bad news on the horizon for the R&B singer is that he’s finally getting sued for that unfortunate kick to the head situation with a fan during his 2013 Billboard Music Awards performance.
Let’s focus back on the good news though, which is that his new album sounds excellent. I got to hear most of it at a listening party in Midtown yesterday, and throughout the night they were looping a brief clip of Miguel on a motorcycle against a cosmic backdrop. Lo and behold, that visual has surfaced this morning and is confirmed as a snippet of the video for “Coffee.” You can watch it below and also check out the casual, swaggy portrait I took of Miguel at his listening party.
WILDHEART will be out this year, and for what it’s worth, last night a label rep told me we’d have it “before summer.”
UPDATE: Miguel went on Hot 97 this morning and said WILDHEART will be out 6/30, which is not exactly “before summer,” but it’s soon. Watch the interview below.