10 Things We Learned From Miguel’s ‘Wildheart’ Album
It’s been three years since Miguel made arrived with his 2012 critically-acclaimed LP, Kaleidoscope Dream, which boasted the hit “Adorn” and landed him a Grammy Award for R&B Song of the Year. The time away has allowed the pompadoured crooner to do some soul-searching, craving, lusting, loving and evolving all in the name of his Wildheart.
On Miguel's third album, he is clearly not striving to embrace the current trends of modern day R&B. No, he's not cavalierly flirting with hip-hop either. He is very much a virtuoso walking down a rock-infused R&B path. While comparisons to Marvin Gaye hae floated around him, he's building his own timeless legacy with each sultry falsetto, freestyled arpeggio and tessitura recitation.
Wildheart finds the singer delivering his most intimate, vulnerable album to date. He’s no longer trying to establish himself as a singer, producer, artist, lover or friend; that's evident while he's being introspective and carnal. Now that you know who he is, he wants you to understand his artistry -- between the sheets, on stage or naked in front of the lens of a camera.
He's like a bit of Prince, Marvin Gaye, Freddy Mercury and Jimi Hendrix all rolled into one and his rockstar bedroom hymns are quite potent. If nothing else, Miguel offers ways to please a woman, but thankfully there is much more to learn from listening to this project. This LP possesses narratives for mature audiences so proceed with caution as we explore 10 Things We Learned From Miguel's Wildheart Album.