Thanks to NPR All Songs Considered for premiering the above video for “The Thrill.”
Miguel has that Elvis, king amongst men quality. And it isn’t the leather and the won’t quit hips. It’s not the snarl or the sex or the swagger. It’s the hunt. Miguel is the predator and you’re the prey. You can run but you can’t hide.
Watch closely and you can see his instinct take over — like a cat in the wild. The moves we’re seeing today are the same ones Miguel’s seen himself do in the mirror before people paid to see him dance on stage. His voice, the way he’d hear it in the cool of his car or in the steam of a shower. Rehearsed maybe, raw definitely. Run at your own risk.
Thanks to Different Fur Studios for always making us feel at home and Nic Pope for engineering and mixing the session.