Miguel Announces Fourth Album ‘War & Leisure’

Miguel War & Leisure Told You So

Miguel has a new album on the way!

The singer-songwriter has announced his fourth project, War & Leisure, will release on December 1 on RCA Records. The album will arrive just a day after the seventh anniversary of his debut album, All I Want is You, which was released on November 30, 2010.

In an interview with Billboard, Miguel discussed the thematic and musical direction for his new album. “With my albums, I always try to take a picture of what’s going on in my life,” he said. “War & Leisure has political undertones, because that’s what life feels like right now. This album is intentionally about the ethos right now, that we are right in the middle of all this. We’re trying to flourish in the middle of all this.”

With the announcement of the album title and release date came a new single, titled “Told You So,” with an accompanying video. On the Prince-esque track, which plays from the rock, soul, and funk sounds from his last album Wildheart, Miguel warns his lover of his zest for danger and his addictive charm.

“Oh, and I know, yeah/I know you sense a pleasure in my eye/As long as you know, baby/Every pleasure you taste has its price, babe/Oh, I don’t wanna say I told you so,” he sings.

War & Leisure has twelve tracks, including lead single “Sky Walker,” which features rapper Travis Scott. The single currently sits at No. 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Stream “Told You So” below.

Watch the video for “Told You So” below.

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Faye B Asks Her Man ‘Who Is She?’ on New Single

Emerging singer Faye B gets confrontational on her new single, “Who Is She?”

On the groovy tune, produced by Eu93ne, the Swiss singer suspects her man is cheating on her with another woman and gives him the ultimatum to choose the person he wants.

The track serves as the first single from Faye’s forthcoming project, The Journey, Vol. 2: The New Old Me. The EP is the follow-up to her 2016 project, The Journey, which included her single “Movin On.”

“I’m staying true to my signature sound, but I’m freshening it up a little,” Faye said in a statement. “I’ve been through a lot over the past two years, so mentally I’m in a different space now and have a lot to talk about on this EP. This is like a rebirth and I’m super proud of my new songs!”

Listen to “Who Is She?” below.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s New Album ‘K.T.S.E.’

After an extended wait, Teyana Taylor finally delivers her sophomore album, K.T.S.E. (Keep That Same Energy).

Executive produced by Kanye West, the album is the fifth project to release within the last month as part of his G.O.O.D. Music rollout. The eight-track offering includes features from West (“Hurry”), Ty Dolla $ign (“3Way”) and Mykki Blanco (“WTP”).

The album was supposed to drop immediately on Friday at midnight, however, Taylor still needed a little more time to put finishing touches to the project. Rapper Pusha T, who is also president of G.O.O.D. Music, confirmed earlier on Friday that Taylor was still working on parts of the album.

West announced the release date on Twitter in April, along with the other G.O.O.D. Music releases. Keeping that same energy he had for the other four projects, Taylor’s album arrives with no prior singles.

On Thursday (June 21), Taylor hosted an exclusive album listening party in Los Angeles that brought out industry tastemakers and talent including her husband Iman Shumpert, Kanye West, Migos and 2 Chainz, to name a few.

Keep That Same Energy is the follow-up to Taylor’s debut album, VII, which dropped in October 2015. The album featured appearances from Chris Brown, Pusha T and Yo Gotti.

Taylor will support her new album on tour later this summer with Jeremih. The two artists will kick off their North American tour on August 3 in Tampa. The month-long tour will hit major cities including Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Dallas, Los Angeles and Seattle, before wrapping up in Portland on September 8.

Stream Teyana Taylor’s Keep That Same Energy below.

Anita Baker to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2018 BET Awards

After more than 30 years of music service, Anita Baker will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 BET Awards.

Since releasing her debut album The Songstress in 1983, Baker’s music journey has been incredible to watch. Every time she sings, her warm presence is felt in heartfelt songs like “Angel,” “Body & Soul,” “I Apologize” and “Giving You The Best That I Got.” It’s that same voice that has earned her eight Grammy Awards, multi-platinum success, a string of hits and other much-deserved accolades.

While many previous Lifetime Achievement Award recipients have performed at the ceremony, Baker will not grace the stage due to an upper respiratory infection. Instead, she plans to “simply sit and accept” her honor from BET.

The big question at hand is, who will be performing during the tribute for Ms. Baker?

Hosted by Jamie Fox, the BET Awards will air live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday, June 24 at 8 p.m. ET on BET.

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