Two years after wowing fans with Wildheart, Miguel returns with his fourth album, War & Leisure.
The 12-song set features appearances from Travis Scott (“Sky Walker”), J. Cole (“Come Through and Chill”), Rick Ross (“Criminal”), Kali Uchis (“Caramelo Duro”), and Quiñ (“Wolf”).
Miguel describes the album as a reflection of his current mind state. “I want to be an artist whose personal life is really reflected in their music,” he told PAPER. “If I didn’t include some of the things that are happening in the ethos and the things that I’m seeing and paying attention to and that I care about, if I didn’t include those topics in my music, I think it wouldn’t be a real, honest representation.”
Prior to dropping the album, the Los Angeles crooner traveled to Shanghai for the “Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show,” where he performed his singles “Pineapple Skies” and “Told You So.”
Up next, Miguel will hit the road on “The War & Leisure Tour.” Featuring SiR and Nonchalant Savant, the trek is set to run from Feb. 22 in Portland through April 12 in Berkeley.