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Miguel details upcoming album's inspiration: "It's a call to action"

'War & Leisure' is expected to drop this year.

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Following the release of singles "Sky Walker" and "Shockandawe," Miguel has further detailed his upcoming fourth album.

In an interview with The Guardian, the singer first revisited the less-than-stellar reaction to his last effort, Wildheart, saying:

"It's like any player of a sport, they're like: 'I don't know how we just lost!' You have to go study the tapes and work it out. So that's what we did, so that when I'd built up the energy to do this again, I didn't repeat the mistakes."

His new LP, however, titled War & Leisure, is "an album of party tunes laced with an unsettling undercurrent," according to writer Tim Jonze. Miguel said of the project's inspiration:

"You see us on the brink of nuclear war over Twitter. Or the rise of the far right in Germany and France. So my whole mindset for the album is: what are we supposed to do caught in the middle of this? We're at the brink of complete war and complete pleasure, at all times, every day. It's a call to action. My generation are the adults now. We hold the responsibility to shape the world we're now living in for our children. It's crazy but I feel like I'm a fucking parent."

We won't have to wait much longer to hear the anticipated LP as, according to the site, War & Leisure is set to drop "later this year."

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