Miguel: Candles In The Sun (Official Music Video)

There's one particular tune on Kaleidoscope Dream, where we see Miguel's serious side. The fact that Miguel can move away from his sensual and bedroom-inviting tunes, trading bedsheets and candlelight for the church and the streets, shows versatility in the artist and a willingness to explore the social issues of guns and drugs. His new single, Candles In The Sun, is a clear sign that Miguel is not your average RnB artist.

Miguel - Candles In The Sun

Miguel first charmed his way into my heart with his song, ‘All I Want Is You ft. J.Cole‘, and at that time, there wasn’t really anyone who stood out in the RnB genre. But that song. I was listening to it constantly, especially because it was relevant to my love life at the time… but we won’t get into that.

Miguel is finally getting the recognition he deserves these days with his new album, “Kaleidoscope Dream”, and is slowly seducing the world with his interpretation of what RnB should be in this day and age. And believe me, it is GOOD.

Although a lot of the songs on his album are all about love, sex, heartbreak and relationships, there was one tune on his debut album that stood out from the rest, and today, we present it to you in visual form.

‘Candles in the Sun’ definitely shows a more serious side to the rest of the record (and the artist himself), shot in black and white, and touching on themes of the social issues of guns, drugs, and the devastation of [Hurricane] Sandy.

“It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.” – Miguel.

“Is there a God?
Is he watching?
Is she watching?
Are they watching now?
If not, what are we doing?
Where are we going?
What are we doing now?
Look at all these people
Searching for a reason,
Searching for a piece of mind.Hey!
They say we’re all created equal,
That’s what they teach us,
But that ain’t how we treat each other…”