If Rock'n'Soul were a genre, Miguel would personify it. Attended the Atlanta show of his "WildHeart" Tour, and was completely unplugged the minute he hit the stage. Inspiring, authentic, free, and filthy ;) LOOOVVEEDDDD IT!!!!!!!
He is truly an artist. His lyrics are blunt but thoughtful; painting pictures in the mind. His voice is perfectly flawed, overflowing with passion; the instrument of soul; his band with a heavy rock. Not to mention hit....after hit....after hit. Sure Thing. Adorn. Girls Like You. Quickie (Lead by Tupac's "I Get Around");Yes Lawd! Many dope songs off his latest. "Flesh", "Coffee", and "A Beautiful Exit" are my favs!
He is also very socially conscious; expressing his own life of living in lower-income areas and being half black/half latino. Very evident in songs like "Candles in the Sun" and "What's Normal Anyway".
Artistically conscious as well. Fashion choices were bold and wild!
A rebel with a cause; advocating through out the show how everyone has a journey and how it should be traveled on one's own terms, even if that results in being outcasted. "Find what's normal for you, and understand that normal for you doesn't have to be normal for anyone but just you, and that's ok." It was this aspect of the show (his commentary) that really fed me; so relevant to my life at the moment. Really inspired me to let a lot go. I am a free spirit with a wild heart. My struggle has always been how to live full without getting hurt. How to love hard, but not fall completely in the process. How to search for life's treasures without losing myself. It's going to happen. It is and it will. Just accept that and keep it moving. Taking time for yourself in between those moments and allowing time for silence; knowing the places you are going are beyond your own reality. Really valued this message. Watch this vid saved in my phone often to refocus.
Been to a lot of shows. This is definitely in my top 5!