Miguel - 'Wildheart'

7/10

For the last few years, Miguel's public impression has soared immeasurably. While always maintaining a solid fanbase and following, his name has begun to flow out into unlikely areas of musical fandom due to his versatile ability to latch on to almost any other style of music. This has resulted in him appearing on tracks for the likes of Chemical Brothers and Kendrick Lamar, both of which wouldn't necessarily find suitable with his own personal direction. But with album number three about to drop, how has his explorative nature affected the sound of this new release?

From the off, 'Wildheart' is one of those albums that you can't quite imagine would exist. It has this slapdash approach to style and direction that while at times may be hard to follow, does give the record an exciting new perspective. His voice cascades over light RnB and heavier beats with effortless finesse and shows exactly why he is one of the most in-demand artists of the moment.

While it is very much an accomplishment in modern music and experimentation, the term "very American" comes to mind after hearing. Its eccentricity and boldness may become too much for some British ears, but overall still holds a great presence throughout.

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