“I hate him.”
That was my reaction when I first set sight on the one and only Miguel. I found him to be extremely over-ambitious and pretentious. I voiced my feelings towards the singer with amir jamar many times (we both happened to agree). Fast forward to present time and my initial hatred has transformed into sincere appreciation and support. There are a few reasons why I have had a change of heart:
Miguel aims to create music that is progressive and forward-thinking; he elevates the genre of R&B. With his Art Dealer Chic series, he created some serious goods with sheer sonic wonders. He challenges himself to grow as an artist and through his latest offerings, it’s evident that the quality is of utmost importance. He doesn’t just settle for meager radio hits.
Miguel is a showman. It’s clear when watching him live, he instills just as much heart and passion into his performances as he does with his music. For all intensive purposes, he’s simply electrifying.
He changed his style to be more authentic and less forceful. When he emerged onto the scene, his looks were overly severe. Now he appears to be much more comfortable in his true self which translates perfectly to his all around point of view. Less is indeed more sometimes.
While I could certainly go on, I’ll stop here. Where there were once distracting aspects to Miguel special talents, I peeled back the layers and saw more to him than high collars and whack hair cuts. I now see the artist. And I’m a fan.