[With his long-awaited “Wildheart” album finally available this week, R&B stud Miguel talks to SOHH about his songwriting process.]

As far as songwriting goes, the most important thing for me on this project was to show more diversity and depth in my abilities to write.

I wanted to give my fans, obviously a lot of my personality, but then also give some variation in topic and then approach. So, you’ll find a little bit of allegory.

You’ll find a little bit of more introspective perspective, and so on and so forth. My goal was to keep it as diverse as possible. And I pretty much worked with the usual suspects, Salaam Remi, Fisticuffs, Happy Perez.

Then I got to work with a few new people, Benny Blanco, Benny Cassette, Cashmere Cat, AK Paul, and Raphael Saadiq. So adding those along with the couple features which are Lenny Kravitz and Kurupt, it was really fun this time around, man, a lot of fun. It was really cool to jump in and catch a wave.

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