Rumors have been swirling about what the unexpected duo had up their sleeves after Musgraves shared a photo of them together on her Instagram account, also teasing that they had been spending time in the studio.
The result of their work is a stellar remix of Miguel’s track, “Waves,” a steamy sample from his acclaimed 2015 album Wildheart. The cut is featured on Rogue Waves, Miguel’s brand new EP that features five different remixes of the same song from artists across many genres.
Musgraves takes the lead for the majority of the song, which puts an interesting feminine spin on the testosterone-driven original. The suggestive lyrics push the boundaries a little farther than most of her solo work, but in a good way. It’s enough to make your Grandma’s cheeks turn red, but not too explicit to make the song feel like a simple ploy for attention.
Overall, the track is sexy, fun and stylized, putting it as a top candidate for one of the best summer jams of 2016. Musgraves has always been unafraid to take risks with her music, and this one definitely pays off.
Click below to hear Kacey Musgraves and Miguel’s new collaboration, “Waves.”