Happy Valentine’s Day from Miguel and Morning Becomes Eclectic

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When it came time to choose an artist to host a Valentine’s Day special on MBE, there was no question who should take the reins to explore love, lust, romance, heartbreak and more.

Miguel is a rising star and an LA native who covers those topics thoroughly in his seductive brand of R&B.

He doesn’t hold back in exploring intimacy in his own music and he chose a handful of his favorites songs about falling in love — and falling in lust — for a special Valentine’s Day guest DJ set we’re calling the Wildheart Radio Hour.

The singer, who is nominated for two Grammys (Best Urban Contemporary Album for “Wildheart” and Best R&B Song for “Coffee”), got behind the mic to share stories behind the songs that inspired HIM to write songs about love. From classics live Steve Wonder’s “As” to the ultimate love song, “Always and Forever”, to contemporaries like D’Angelo and Common.

It’s a Miguel mixtape hand-selected for the KCRW audience with great stories to go along with it. Hear about a young Miguel pining for a schoolmate and find out his philosophy on the holiday as a whole.

Get ready for the weekend with this as your soundtrack.

Set List:

No Letting Go — Wayne Wonder
Find a Way — Tribe Called Quest
As — Stevie Wonder
Feel Like Makin Love — D’Angelo
The Light — Common
Me and Mrs Jones — Billy Paul
For All We Know — Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack
Coffee — Miguel
Always and Forever — Heatwave