The latest instalment of 29-year — old Miguel Pimentel‘s career is possibly his most sought out, and definitely most motivated piece of work.
It’s taken the Grammy winner almost three years to truly resurface after the massive breakthrough album “Kaleidoscope Dream” hit playlists in 2012, but this time around he takes a more low-to-the-ground approach — one that’s definitely less flashy, but still turns heads.
The title “Wild heart” explains itself entirely. The album transcends modern R&B by elevating the level of play with popping electric guitars, while displaying Miguel’s voice as the true product of the album — a style that has been a foundation of his career since his debut album “All I want is you” in 2010.
His style is unique, loud and pointed. While most R&B artists are moving towards an interweave with hip-hip, Miguel defies gravity and rushes towards rock — something truly game-changing.
The great thing about Miguel is that throughout his career anyone has been able to listen to and enjoy his music. It’s modern and mainstream enough for the normal ear, but also exquisite enough for an R&B connoisseur.
The anchor track of the album, “What’s normal anyway” demonstrates Miguel has always been himself even though he has wanted to be someone else at times, a fact that reflects off his music. “I just want to feel like I belong,” he sings.
The premiere standout track on the album is “Coffee,” a single that has been out for a few months and melts the hearts of women everywhere. “Sweet dreams turn into coffee in the morning,” he bellows over a calm, relaxing beat.
There doesn’t seem to be any recognisable smash hits on the album, but you can tell number one singles weren’t Miguel’s objective. He gets his point across with a much heavier, poignant product.
There are plenty of albums you should easily skip this summer, but “Wildheart” isn’t one of them.
Listen to the album via Spotify below:
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