Miguel‘s excellent Kaleidoscope Dream seemingly came out of nowhere last fall, but for people who had been following the singer, his sophomore breakthrough was the culmination of a year of hard work and a perfectly executed product rollout. Miguel released a series of three EPs throughout 2012 called Art Dealer Chic, which successfully built up hype and got various corners of the internet eager for a new full-length. Long before “Adorn” was being performed on the Grammy stage and taking home the trophy for Best R&B Song, it was just the buzzy introduction to these releases.
And now, Miguel is going to do it all over again — but this time with a lot more people paying attention. He has announced plans for another set of Art Dealer Chic EPs to drop this summer (presumably Volumes 4, 5 and 6). “This time it’ll be bigger and better,” he told Vibe. “I intend on having limited-edition apparel with them, so it’ll be really dope.” R&B game Kanye West!
The singer also talked a bit about his forthcoming “How Many Drinks?” remix with Kendrick Lamar. In case the EP plans weren’t an indicator of Miguel’s relentless ambition, here’s a clue: “Kendrick is poised to be the next staple in hip-hop [and] I certainly intend on becoming that for R&B.” Can this R&B renaissance please never end?