Gig Preview: Miguel @ HMV Ritz, 14.01.13
Miguel has given modern r’n’b fans a reason to believe in the genre again.
The LA musician is giving soul an innovative and progressive edge, which is particularly significant when most of his peers have gone down the EDM (cringe) route to make a living.
Joining Frank Ocean in what is hopefully a growing list of soul and r’n’b musicians that are using their unique musical talent to get ahead and push boundaries, Miguel has already been a critical and commercial success in the US.
Following on from his debut release ‘All I Want Is You’ – with it’s title track apparently written in reaction to his record company asking him to write a conventional r’n’b song – his second album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ has caught the attention of those that weren’t expecting it.
It, is the vocal style of Marvin Gaye with lyrics that represent the present and beats that look towards the future. Now we have it, it’s time to appreciate and love, er, it.
£18.50 plus booking fee, 7pm doors, HMV Ritz, Whitworth Street West, Manchester M1 5NQ, 0161 236 3234