Miguel dropped by for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series where he performed three of his hits. The Adorn singer also chatted about the state of R&B music and says it’s lost its edge.
“I think that in those balances where the commonality and individuality happen, R&B has lost the importance of the individuality. It’s more about, “What does everyone else like? What is everyone else doing? Let me be acceptable to everyone else.”,” he explained.
“It’s so commercially driven that it’s lost the essence, the soul and the emotion behind it. [On the other hand], take an artist like Adele: She can create a song that can live in a dance world, or is danceable, but still is soulful. That’s R&B to me. I mean, there’s plenty of artists who are making R&B music, but because of their ethnicity, it’s considered something else.”
Well said Miguel.
Check out Miguel’s set below:
0:00 “Do You…”
4:28 “The Thrill”