Miguel is digging deeper into his Mexican roots.
After teasing fans with a Spanish-language version of his Travis Scott collab “Sky Walker” in March, the Los Angeles-born R&B singer has finally confirmed he’s working on a full album in Spanish. During Power 106 LA’s annual PowerHouse concert on May 12, Miguel sat down on The Cruz Show to discuss the new music he’s working on.
He announced his plans for a Spanish-language album during the interview. “We got more Spanish music coming; we got festivals; we got a Spanish album – War & Leisure, a version in Spanish coming out,” he told the show’s hosts.
Miguel just announced his Spanish album is on the way pic.twitter.com/R6SdLFilYW
— Daily Miguel (@DailyMigueI) May 13, 2018
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) May 13, 2018
This is far from the first time the Blaxican artist has explored his Latinidad in his music; earlier this year, he delivered a colorful and heart-melting performance of Coco‘s signature song “Remember Me” with Natalia Lafourcade and Gael García Bernal at the Academy Awards. Plus, last year’s War & Leisure featured the euphoric Kali Uchis collab “Caramelo Duro,” a nod to Latin funk, and in 2015, Miguel sang for the first time in Spanish on Wildheart‘s lurching standout “destinado a morir.” Over the last few years, he’s been repping his mexa roots with sleek sarape looks. Last June, Miguel met his family in Zamora, Michoacán for the first time in an episode of Viceland’s Earthworks series.
According to Rap-Up, Miguel told Power 106 about his ambitions to record in Spanish all the way back in 2012. “I want to be able to write an entire song in Spanish, but I’m practicing my Spanish now just so I can get it,” he said. Last year, the War & Leisure artist also told Remezcla he was inspired to release more Spanish-language music after starring in Ben Affleck’s Live by Night. “The experience of this film really led me to taking a deeper interest in writing in Spanish,” he said in an interview. “So yeah, I’m hoping we release music in Spanish this year.”
Keep your eyes peeled for more new tracks in Spanish soon.