It sounds like Miguel was born with it, ’cause his voice was smooth as hell even at 14!
The singer chose his 30th birthday as an opportune time to give his fans a beautiful gift, dropping a never-before-released song called, “U R on My Mind.” Miguel uploaded the song on SoundCloud with a Halloween 2007 photo of him dressed like a cowboy. “I was 14 years old, ha,” he said in his post.
The sparse neo-soul tune was recorded in the fall of 1999, featuring L.A. rapper, Blu, and produced by Anthony Williams. The track showcases a young Miguel experimenting with different sounds and expressing himself with a soft, sultry, so-laid-back-it’s-almost-hesitant sounding vocal that is a mere seed of the clear, confident, full voice we get from him today. We love reflecting on an artist in his developmental stage. Miguel’s talent was evident from the start.
Take a listen below: