Photography: Lionel Deluy

Miguel talks musical inspirations and future collaborations in FAULT Magazine

Photography: Lionel Deluy

Grammy Award winning artist Miguel is FAULT Magazine’s latest cover star.

As well as appearing on the cover, Miguel openly spoke to FAULT about the inspiration behind his album WildHeart, who he’d like to collaborate with in the future, political correctness and being compared to the late legend Prince.

Photography: Lionel Deluy


On what inspired WildHeart:

“It was more me revisiting my life and my memories. I was remembering growing up and my dad doing everything he could to pick us up on the weekends to take us to Venice Beach, and being downtown and seeing all the broken dreams”. 

On making music for his fans: 

“I had a conversation with J.Cole, that’s my boy, like “what would you attribute all this shit to?” And he said “man, this is serving my fans.” It’s our responsibility to the people who found our music to continue to build that relationship”. 

On Prince comparisons:

“We’re learning from and building upon things that have already occurred, that have already been dreamed up. Being compared to Prince, it’s a tremendous compliment”.

On future collaborations:

“I think it’s just artists that I love and respect. The ones that have a conviction that outweighs anything. I’d love to write with Taylor Swift”. 

Discussing political correctness and being misinterpreted:

“It’s weird we’re sensitive about the wrong things but desensitized to things that matter. Someone is shot and killed and it only matters for five days and there’ll be weeks and weeks of conversation about why an artist said something about….I mean it doesn’t fucking matter”. 

Miguel will be taking to the stage in the UK later this year, with an appearance at Wireless Festival on July 8, alongside Calvin Harris and The 1975.

To read the interview in full, you can pre-order the latest copy of FAULT now.

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Written by Katrina Rees

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