Miguel has released a new single, “Funeral,” a terse, electro-driven number about death and sex, which makes the first release from his upcoming EP of the same name. The song, which clocks in at just over two minutes, sees Miguel singing over a bed of dramatic, surging synth beats.
“Send my regards to the mother and father,” he intones on the track, which was produced by Miguel, Deion Gill, Alekaei Savchenko and Arutiun Tamamian. “‘Cause somebody’s daughter I just fucking slayed/Blood on the carpet, it came from my heart/Once I start, I can’t stop it, and now we are prey.”
The Funeral EP will build up with several new songs until it’s fully released later this winter. “I’m releasing more music all the way into the new year but ‘Funeral’ is the perfect song to get it started,” Miguel said in a statement. “I’ve been exploring darker tones and themes for some time, this song whets the imagination for what’s to come.”
The EP will follow Miguel’s recent Spanish-language EP, Te Lo Dije, which he dropped in April. The release featured Spanish versions of five songs of the singer’s 2017 album War & Leisure and included collaborations with Kali Uchis, Madrid rapper C. Tangana and all-female mariachi band Flor de Toloache. He also teamed up with Alicia Keys for one-off single “Show Me Love,” which was accompanied by a music video featuring Michael B. Jordan and Zoë Saldana, along with Saldana’s artist husband, Marco Perego Saldana.
The singer is performing at Day N Vegas 2019 in Las Vegas this weekend at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds alongside Travis Scott, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. Miguel will also appear as part of Wonderfront Festival 2019 in San Diego, California, which takes place November 22nd through 24th.