Follow Miguel Down the Retro R&B Rabbit Hole With His Song From ‘The Get Down’ Soundtrack

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The era of Saturday Night Fever and ABBA seem to be slipping right back into the spotlight. While “Uptown Funk” will never be Donna Summer’s iconic “Last Dance,” I gotta give it to Bruno Mars for bringing those 70s-inspired sounds back into the mainstream. Following suit, Miguel just released a heavenly disco track befittingly titled “Cadillac.” The song appears on the soundtrack for Netflix’s first hip-hop original series The Get Down, and was exclusively released on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 radio show.

“Cadillac” is a five-minute get-up-and-groove slapper, infused with soft and smooth R&B vocals. Miguel recalls the retro sensibility he embraced on 2015’s Wildheart, and his trademark sensuality soaks the funk-driven riffs. The chorus echoes “Heaven’s in the back seat of my cadillac,” bringing back memories of a love that is pure and simple. And when Miguel repeatedly whispers, “Follow me,” I’m already halfway down the rabbit hole.

Miguel’s track seems to embody the romantic, wistful sentimentality we’ve seen in the trailers and exclusive clips released for The Get Down. The buzzed-about series follows a group of budding musicians exploring the Bronx hip-hop scene. Though we were originally skeptical of its apparent lack of Latino actors – not to mention the prospect of white man director Baz Luhrmann helming the show – some of our qualms were assuaged with the introduction of actors like Herizen Guardiola.

Stream the song on Apple Music below:

Check out the trailer for the upcoming series below: