WAR & LEISURE
“As much as War & Leisure is about desire, it’s also a reflection of this woke moment, a statement about seeking refuge from the world in the comforts of love.” – TIME
“Miguel cements his status as the ultimate mixer of R&B, funk, electronic, pop and rock with this latest record, perhaps his most dynamic and upbeat album yet.” – PAPER
“It’s an equal parts stirring and uplifting message, showing an artist who is unafraid to use his voice as he continues to evolve.” – USA TODAY
“His voice, particularly when drowsily tossing out raps or soaring in its upper mid-range, is a beautiful instrument that always ties the groove together.”
– THE GUARDIAN
Grammy Award-winning singer / songwriter Miguel has released his highly anticipated new album WAR & LEISURE via ByStorm Entertainment / RCA Records and Sony Music and Entertainment Australia. In addition to the album release, Miguel has also shared the official video for ‘Now’ featuring footage from his recent performance and discussion at the Adelanto Detention Center interspersed between clips of blue-collar American landscapes. WAR & LEISURE is Miguel’s fourth studio album, and the first since the critically acclaimed WILDHEART. The mesmerizing 12-track project is a meditation on the duality of our times that Miguel has described as his “most upbeat” album, equipped with features from J. Cole, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Kali Uchis, Salaam Remi, and QUIÑ.
Last month, Miguel released the tropical-haze infused single ‘Pineapple Skies’, along with new song ‘Told You So’, which he performed both at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Miguel kicked off the campaign earlier this year with the reactive first single ‘Sky Walker’ featuring Travis Scott, which has garnered over 100M streams worldwide and continues to climb the charts at radio. Miguel performed an acoustic version of ‘Sky Walker’ and previewed album cut ‘Come Through And Chill’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and more recently, Miguel also performed ‘Sky Walker’ on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.
Miguel also joined Mexican pop singer Natalie Lafourcade on the song ‘Remember Me’ from the Pixar record-setting film Coco, which landed #1 at the box office over Thanksgiving, grossing over $71M on the opening week, putting it on track to become another Pixar classic. The film already claims the title as the highest – grossing animated movie ever in Mexico based on local currency sales.
On our local shores, Australian audiences have always shown their love for Miguel’s talent – His last album WILDHEART debuted on the ARIA Album Charts at #8, and his 2012 smash hit ‘Adorn’ is certified Platinum in Australia. Like Miguel’s previous records, WAR & LEISURE is full of soul and infectious energy, which ensues itself as the perfect release heading into Summer.
Miguel also recently announced the North American tour in support of his new album. The 35 date WAR & LEISURE TOUR kicks off February 22nd in Portland, Oregon, hitting major markets in the US and Canada throughout the Spring. TDE’s SiR & NonChalant Savant will join Miguel on the road as opening acts for all North American dates. All show and ticket information HERE.
WAR & LEISURE
1. ‘Criminal’ ft. Rick Ross
2. ‘Pineapple Skies’
3. ‘Sky Walker’f. Travis Scott
4. ‘Banana Clip’
5. ‘Wolf’ ft. Quiñ
7. ‘Told You So’
8. ‘City of Angels’
9. ‘Caramelo Duro’ ft. Kali Uchis
10. ‘Come Through and Chill’ feat J.Cole and Salaam Remi
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