To say that R&B crooner Miguel has been a hot commodity the past 12 months would be an understatement. His sophomore LP, Kaleidoscope Dream, has earned him five Grammy nods, loads of unwavering praise from music fans and critics alike, and most importantly, a place on our very own Top 50 Albums of 2012 list. But he’s not about to let go of the year just yet. He’s now shared two previously unreleased tracks “Bawdy” and “On These Wings” via his YouTube page.
“Bawdy” is, to quote an actual lyric from the song, “salacious and sexy.” Its hot, thumpin’ quality is reminiscent of his debut, All I Want Is You, an album that blends elements of hip-hop and dance music. Meanwhile, “On These Wings” is pure pop, and showcases Miguel’s velvety, crystalline vocals over a melody that could easily be mistaken for an ’80s Michael Jackson hit
Stream each respective track below, and purchase Kaleidoscope Dream here.
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