After releasing his debut album (All I Want Is You) in 2010, Miguel returns with his sophomore project titled Kaleidoscope Dream. The album, which releases tomorrow (Oct. 2) via RCA Records, includes lead single “Adorn” and his new song “Where Is the Fun in Forever” featuring Alicia Keys.
I had the chance to listen to the album before it hits stores. See my track by track review below.
“Adorn” is expressing how simple things of an individual can relate to love and affection. Appreciation from a smile to comparisons to the stars relates closely to the message don’t change a thing because I adore everything about you.
“Don’t Look Back” gives you a sense of visualizing a crime helping and in traditional fashion someone may not make it back alive. Also, the undertone message of forgiveness corresponds to the dark-like mood it portrays.
“Use Me” exclaims how a drunken mind can show a person’s true sexual desires. The beautiful nightmare analogy interrupts that it’s a great feeling but unfortunate situation.
“Do You” comes off with an inquisitive flair. From asking about drugs to love, the track simply falls back into the theme of sex.
“Kaleidoscope Dream,” the title track, explains how a girl’s body and presence can be the best thing of sleeping at night or while under the influence of something. Of course, the sexual theme is within this song as well but it seems to have an underlined Alice in Wonderland element to it.
“The Thrill” simply put is just about the excitement of being with someone either it while drinking at a bar while your favorite song is blasting to dancing until the lights come on. In other words, think of this track as mental foreplay.
“How Many Drinks” talks about experiencing seeing someone who is attractive but you are too shy to say anything to them because you don’t want to deal with rejection. The drinking theme seems like a best friend who is pushing you to talk to someone you been eyeing all night but just wouldn’t dare talk to if you were sober.
“Where Is The Fun In Forever” is about celebration of the moment you are in now and not later. The hip-hop melody is definitely something that will catch your attention instantly.
“Arch Point” is an instructional how to about sex. From telling a woman to arch your back and point your toes it relays a very intimate setting.
“P*ssy Is Mine” is a humorous track. The track is expressing in a very unique way about a women’s “hello kitty” is only for one person which in some way defines someone.
“Candles In The Sun” tells a tale about what is happening in the world today from crime to homelessness. The message of hope is strongly encouraged on this track.
I definitely recommend that you buy this album. The overall lyrical delivery and overall production is amazing. You can get your copy of “Kaleidoscope Dream” on iTunes, Amazon, or in stores.