Listen: Miguel’s Sensual New “Simplethings” from ‘Girls’ + Album News
Hazy guitars blare as the R&B crooner sings, “She says, ‘I don’t want a model / I don’t want a movie star / You don’t have to win the lotto / Oh, I want you to win my heart…’”
She ultimately just wants someone to smoke, lay and laugh with. Seems doable.
He replies to her requests with, “Now, I don’t need a model / I don’t need a debutante / Just be a tough act to follow / You know, a free spirit with a wild heart…”
Unsurprisingly, the genre-bending artist doesn’t disappoint with “Simplethings.” Take a listen below.
We’re now in even more anticipation for the follow-up to 2012’s Kaleidoscope Dream, which will see collaborations with British songstress Jessie Ware and rapper J. Cole. He recently spoke with NME about the new project.
On starting work on his third album:
“It was a little daunting because I wasn’t sure how rusty I’d be. I’d been collecting ideas and writing down concepts and phrases and all those things you hoard as you’re moving along, and that very first day in the first hour, we had something special. I think my spirit was ready to go and ride the wave, so to speak. I’ve been so focused on performing and making sure that what we do live is connecting. So now I’m just happy to be in a place where I can have solitude and just create freely.”
On Kaleidoscope Dream‘s success and the Grammy-winning single “Adorn”:
“In retrospect, there were so many great songs that could have or should have been on radio that we never really got to do. I think everyone was so stunned that ‘Adorn’ was so [successful] and it just kept going. We did what we were supposed to do with Kaleidoscope Dream, but I feel like it never got all the attention it should have from the variables that can help broadcast your art to the world. This time around, it’s about going back in and creating music that I love and creating that plan so that if things do happen, we have a right idea. There’s a range – it’s not just about a song.”