With the album tracks on his ByStorm/Jive debut, All I Want Is You, Miguel certainly delivers. Through his longtime partnership with LA-based underground stalwarts Fisticuffs, and his visits with veteran boardsmen such as Salaam Remi and Dre & Vidal, Miguel has cooked up a truly genre-bending mélange of sounds. On the same platter, you'll find traces of the Cali avant garde hip-hop he picked up from his high school homie Blu; the funk, electro and classic rock he borrowed from his crate-digging Mexican-American dad; and the big, rich harmonies of his African-American mom's traditional soul.
Produced by Remi and featuring Roc Nation firestarter J. Cole, the album's title track and lead single represents this balance. Since early summer, the hypnotic track has garnered widespread critical acclaim, constant radio play and a gang of online praise from everyday fans.
With more than 8 million plays on MySpace, his second single "Sure Thing" has also captivated fans. Not only did "Sure Thing" catch fire online, it compelled industry veteran Mark Pitts, JIVE Label Group's President of Urban Music and the CEO of ByStorm Entertainment, to sign the songwriter to an artist deal.
Citing James Brown, David Bowie, Queen, Kraftwerk and Jimi Hendrix as key influences, Miguel delivers his debut album, All I Want Is You, on November 30th, to an ever-growing audience that can recognize true talent when they see and hear it.
All I Want Is You