Miguel Announces His Fourth Album Title, ‘War & Leisure’

Miguel has been quietly but covertly gearing up music listeners and fans alike for the new wave he has in store with the help of the recently released singles “Skywalker” and “Shockandawe.” Before that, the R&B singer/songwriter was also garnering some buzz for his highly shared a cappella covers of songs like “Fetish by Selena Gomez, and most notably, “The Weekend” by SZA. Now, thanks to Stephen Colbert, Miguel heads can rejoice that new music does indeed mean that a new album is on the way. Miguel’s fourth album, entitled War & Leisure, is in the works and on the way.

The artist formally known as Miguel chose to announce his forthcoming album during his Wednesday night (Sept. 20) performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The LA native was there to perform a stripped down version of “Skywalker” with a three-piece band, sans featured artist Travis Scott. Miguel instead made the outro of the song the second verse and kept the rest of the song as is.

The trap-influenced track was also featured in HBO’s Insecure. “Shockandawe” sounds like a nod to an N.E.R.D song, but was decidedly left off of the lineup for his late show appearance. Instead, Miguel decided to sing “Come Through and Chill,” a track he released last year on SoundCloud that has the effortless vibe of driving down the PCH for a late night drive with the top down. There are reportedly plans to keep “Come Through and Chill” on the forthcoming LP.

This past July, the singer was a featured guest on Snoop Dogg’s GGN, where he touched on his new music. “Right now, [I’m] just wrapping up a project,” he said during the interview. “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.”

His last album was the 2015 release of WILDHEART, which spawned hits like “Coffee,” “Going to Hell,” and “Waves.” In 2016, the singer/songwriter released Rogue Waves, an EP that was a collection of “Waves” remixes, which featured RAC, Kacey Musgraves, Travis Scott, and Tame Impala.

Watch Miguel’s late show performances below.



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