Miguel unexpectedly teams up with rapper “Lil Yachty” on his newest track, “Number 9”.
Miguel ethereally begins singing softly and dulcetly, exceedingly getting louder as the chorus comes in. His vocals are gorgeous, especially with the many layers of vocals enhancing his tone. The synth line shines on this song, an electronic loop, repeating until the entrance of the fantastic outro. The repetition of the loop never gets monotonous, as other distorted, electronic sounds unexpectedly fly in throughout the song, keeping the instrumental interesting. In the outro, there is a build-up and explosion of sounds, including vocals, synths, guitar, and more. The song suddenly ends with an immense amount of tension due to this eruption of sounds. He earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his sound.
Miguel tells a story here through intense imagery. He expresses his desire to begin again, singing, “Crashing' into the sun, ain't no stoppin' me, and when the checkered flags are waved, there'll be no one else and nothing left of me.” He is ready to make an extreme change in his life, no matter what the repercussions may be. Yachty encourages this change in his verse, telling the audience to “feel your deep-rooted emotions.” Miguel embraces these emotions to the fullest potential, ready to make the most impactful change in his life, earning him a 7/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale for his lyrics.
ART BEHIND THE TRACK
Recently, Miguel has suddenly made a return to the mainstream, after going viral on Tik Tok with his 2010 hit, “Sure Thing”. He is a seasoned veteran in the music industry, previously making hits with artists like J Cole, Travis Scott, and Rick Ross. He is set to release his newest album in the fall, completely switching up his past sound. His ability to have both versatility and consistency throughout his entire career is extremely impressive. Fans, both older and newer alike, will be interested to see the direction he decides to go for his new album. His journey as an artist earns him another 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Overall, Miguel earns an 8/10 on the Intersect Rating Scale.
Stream “Number 9 (feat. Lil Yachty)” below.