By now, many of you have caught wind of the greatness that is, Miguel. One of the most innovative artists centered in R&B, the “Adorn” singer opens up about working with Alicia Keys on “Candles In The Sun“–a conscious record that was originally intended for Keys’ forthcoming LP, Girl On Fire.
Kaleidoscope Dreams, Miguel’s follow-up to 2010′s, All I Want Is You, is set to feature the groovy track, which features only background vocals from the sultry songstress.
“I wrote the song when I was in Jamaica opening for her. I played her the record and she loved it and wanted to cut it. It didn’t really work for her album. I was like, ‘Yes.’ I’ve never written a song with the purpose of giving it to anyone else that I really wanted for me. Sorry, Alicia. I’m so glad she passed.” Miguel admits.
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In the interview with Complex, Miguel explains the difference between ‘Dreams’ and his previous efforts,
“The first album was, “Hey, I’m talented. This one is like, “Hey, this is me. Let’s sit down and have a conversation? You want a drink? I’m going to have a Jack and Coke.” You’ll get the idea and what the fuck I’m really into. It’s the sound of my life. I’m glad you think that I’m a cool guy and a nice guy, but I want you to feel like you have a more rounded perspective of me as a person. I’m in a very comfortable place as a man. And as an artist I have a responsibility to myself and my fans to become more personal with them, so they know who they’re really fucking with and why. This album is more of a feeling album. The last one was a relationship album.”