Lindsey just pointed out that there’s an extended version now available for what I believe is one of the best R&B songs this year.
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES
Maybe this will help me and Andrew convince the rest of the Club Fonograma crew that Miguel is important and relevant to what we do. We could use more R&B on the site, and dude is one of the best in the game right now. And he’s ONE OF US. But is he really?
That is one thing that is tricky about being so niche. We cover music from Latin America and Spain, as well as by Latin American and Spanish artists based outside of Latin America and Spain, and by Latino artists. But that last one has been contentious because some of us want to focus on music in Latin America and Spain because that’s the music that’s not getting coverage, while some of us want to be more inclusive.
Take Nite Jewel, for instance. Do we write about her just because she’s Latina? Or does she have to explicitly identify as Latina for us to take her into account? Same goes for Twin Shadow, and now for Miguel. Miguel is Mexican, but I’m not sure he really identifies as such. Does that mean he’s not relevant to what we do? Where do we draw the line? Can we draw one?
Difficult questions aside, THERE IS AN EXTENDED VERSION OF ADORN ADSAKKJFKDAFDJKASDF.
(re: Difficult questions - Could it matter that he goes by a mononym instead of by ‘Miguel Jontel’, which he was credited as back when he was a hook singer for Blu and a bunch of the West Coast hip hop scene?)
But mostly THIS SONG HAS A BRIDGE NOW. Oh man.