It’s official: Miguel is back! The 32-year-old crooner has just released his third album War & Leisure. In an interview with WPGC’s Poet Taylor, Miguel spoke about the album’s meaning.
“It’s a snapshot of I guess my life right now. Not even my life- our life and times and the energy that I want to feel and remember in the midst of this,” he said. “I think it’s really important that we stay positive and that we are forward pushing and we do it in solidarity, but not in a way that’s not mindful. I think it’s just about being purposeful, and I think a lot of people are going to relate to the feeling of the album.”
The album includes features from Rick Ross, Kali Uchis, and QUIN, and was preceded by songs “Come Through and Chill,” which features rapper J. Cole and Salaam Remi, “Told You So,” “Pineapple Skies,” and lead single “Sky Walker.” The song currently sits at No. 58 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.
Earlier this week, Miguel announced The War & Leisure Tour with special guests SiR and Nonchalant Savant. The 34-city tour kicks off in Portland, OR on February 22 and runs through April 12, ending in Berkeley, CA. Tickets go on sale Monday, Dec. 4.
Lastly, Miguel has released a visual for his War & Leisure cut “Now,” which is the final track on the album. The Happy Perez-produced record finds Miguel contemplating and reflecting on the current state of America.
“CEO of the free world now/Build your walls up high and wide/Make it rain to keep them out/That won’t change what we are inside,” he sings.
Watch the video for “Now” below.
Stream War & Leisure in its entirety on Spotify below.