One of our favorite songs from the Grammy nominated artist Miguel off of his sophomore effort Kaleidoscope Dream and we’re glad to see it come to life. We support Miguel’s artistry and talent so we were going to post it anyways, but we must say we were very impressed by this visual. The social commentary angle of the song along with the raw black and white imagery is a perfect complement. It’s also cool that Hypebeast did the video in conjunction with Miguel. Watch NOW and get Miguel’s take on the video below the clip, along with Hypebeast’s thoughts too.
“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,” says Miguel of “Candles in the Sun.” Veering from the sensual, bedroom grooves of his Billboard-topping hit singles, the artist trades bedsheets and candlelight for the church and the streets in his newest track, showing versatility and willingness to ponder both spiritual and social issues. New and premiering exclusively on Hypebeast and HYPETRAK is the new video for “Candles in the Sun,” presented here in stark black and white and providing another example of the voice and songwriting that puts him squarely amongst R&B’s brightest acts. The artist’s sophomore effort, Kaleidoscope Dream, is available now in-store or online. – Hypebeast