Miguel, ‘Come Through and Chill’ | Track Review
In advance of ‘War & Leisure,’ eclectic R&B singer-songwriter Miguel drops final teaser, “Come Through and Chill,” featuring J. Cole and Salaam Remi.
After a two-year-plus hiatus, Miguel returns with his fourth studio album, War & Leisure (December 1). The alternative R&B / urban contemporary singer-songwriter’s previous album, Wildheart, thrived off of sex. Unfortunately, it didn’t have the same impact as Kaleidoscope Heart, an album that won Miguel a Grammy for Best R&B Song (“Adorn”). In advance of War & Leisure, as of yet, he’s dropped four singles: “Sky Walker,” “Told You So,” “Pineapple Skies,” and “Come Through and Chill.”
On “Come Through and Chill,” Miguel is assisted by J. Cole and Salaam Remi. Remi handles the production duties, giving “Come Through and Chill” a soulful, old-school sensibility. J. Cole delivers the first verse over the chill production work, a great way to kick things off. He’s a fitting partner for Miguel, who follows up with laid-back, sexy, sexual verses.
“Hello, stranger, vape’s been waiting / Just as I recall, that ass is still amazing / I’m playin’, baby; I’m sayin’, baby / Lovin’ shit, you know I’m crazy.”
In between the verses he drops enjoyable pre-chorus, chorus, and post-choruses that keep it simple, yet effective. The best of those three sections is the chorus:
“Just say you will, will, will / Come through and chill, chill, chill / Just say you will, will, will / Come through and chill, chill, chill.”
Cole returns for another verse, adding more goodness to “Come Through and Chill” overall.
All in all, “Come Through and Chill” is well-rounded – well-produced, well-performed, and well-written. It’s lengthy, nearing five-and-a-half-minutes, but it’s well worth it. Miguel delivers excellent vocals, J. Cole sound rhymes, while Salaam Remi “stitches up the track” like the pro that he is. A chill lift to War & Leisure.