Miguel has released impassioned new single ‘Give It To Me’. Check it out below.
The Californian star, known for his sultry R&B, rose to fame on his 2012 Grammy Award-winning breakthrough single ‘Adorn’.
‘Give It To Me’ calls back on the dark and astral sound explored on his third studio album ‘Wildheart‘, and features the singer pining for a love interest: “You’ve been so tied up in your mind these days, I know / A sweet distraction might be what you need to glow.”
Before release, Miguel teased the new single with a video of him performing an acoustic version on his Instagram. The song debuted on BBC Radio 1 as Clara Amfo’s ‘Hottest Record’.
This is the 37-year-old’s first solo release since his 2021 EP ‘Art Deal Chic Vol. 4’. Recently, he collaborated with Diplo on his self-titled album, delivering on the pop-dance ‘Don’t Forget My Love’.
‘Give It To Me’ arrives after Miguel’s second-ever single, 2010’s ‘Sure Thing’, went viral on TikTok – rising It rose to Number 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and entering the UK Top 40, peaking at Number 5.
Speaking to NME, the alt-R&B juggernaut said: “‘Sure Thing’ had been one of the songs that I always felt had something special.” He also shared how the track nearly made it onto R&B singer Usher‘s fourth album, ‘Here I Stand’.
In other news, Miguel has been part of a virtual storytelling summit, Better Together: a space encouraging creators to speak openly about mental health. He told NME, that “It’s been a real pleasure” to share his story.
Meanwhile, he was also a host on the BBC Three show streetwear competition show, The Drop, which saw “10 of Britain’s most promising up-and-coming creatives” fight to get their first line stocked in major UK retailer, Flannels.