Miguel is bringing forth a new body of work and we are excited about it. The singer’s fourth studio album will be titled War & Leisure. The title was announced in Steven Colbert’s intro to the singer’s performance on The Tonight Show Wednesday night, and has since been confirmed by Pitchfork. The LP follows Miguel’s 2015 project WILDHEART, and is preceded by singles “Sky Walker” and “Shockandawe.”
“Skywalker” is a collaboration with Travis Scott and was featured in Season 2 of HBO’s Insecure. It’s a decidedly carefree, rap-influenced track from the singer that could indicate the direction of the album. Meanwhile, “Shockandawe” is a funk-rap odyssey that sounds like it came straight out of N*E*R*D’s In Search Of… sessions.
Back in July, Miguel guested on Snoop Dogg’s GGN, where he spoke of his next album. “Right now, [I’m] just wrapping up a project,” he said. “I feel like I’ve been creating three projects simultaneously. So the one that’s the most complete is what I’m kind of wrapping up now.” He then played what he called his “new single,” which had Snoop dancing in his seat, but curiously has not been released yet. Listen to the song at the 12-minute mark of the video below.
On the Tonight Show, Miguel performed both “Sky Walker” and “Come Through And Chill,” a song he released on SoundCloud in 2016. According to the Colbert YouTube channel, “Come Through And Chill” is also slated.
In 2016, Miguel released the Rogue Waves EP; a collection of remixes to the WILDHEART single “Waves.” it featured comtributions from Tame Impala, Travis Scott, RAC and Kacey Musgraves.
Miguel revealed the tracklist to his album via Facebook which features 12 tracks in total. It includes previously released singles such as ‘Told You So , Pineapple SKies‘, ‘Shockandawe‘ and the hit song ‘Sky Walker‘ with Travis Scott which is constantly moving up the charts.
The singer has also decided to withhold unveiling the guest appearances for now. Interestingly, the album version of ‘Sky Walker’ seems to be a solo song.