Between his critically acclaimed album and his live-giving “Adorned,” all those stylish music videos and captivating performances and those — all five of them! — Grammy nods, Miguel has without a doubt enjoyed an incredible year. Over the weekend he moved to capped it off with two news tracks, released from his vaults and uploaded to YouTube for our listening pleasure just in time for Best of 2012 consideration. Because with the days quickly ticking down to 2013 (or, the Mayan apocalypse, if you’re into that), why not?
The first track, “Bawdy” finds Miguel working his options with hope that come night’s end things might get, well, a little bawdy. “Red wine and candy, all flowing freely / Freaks in the fountain, baby let’s party,” him off his falsetto and almost whispering over a bloop-y, extraterrestrial club beat that sounds like something Timbaland might have inspired and like something that might have fit on Miguel’s 2010 debut All I Want Is You.
The second silky-smooth new offering is called “On These Wings,” and it unfortunately sounds so much like a NE-YO‘s “So Sick” that we can hardly accept it as something new or as something Miguel. But maybe you feel otherwise? Have a listen and let us know in the comments.