Coffee

Album: Wildheart (2015)
Charted: 78

Songfacts®:

  • This song about the morning after originally featured on nwa.hollywooddreams.coffee, an EP previewing three tracks on Miguel's Wildheart album. "More than anything, I'm just a sexual being, and I think sex is a very spiritual thing," Miguel told MTV News about the inspiration for the song. "So sex and spirituality are kind synonymous for me. I think it's something that should be shared with honest connectivity, even when its lustful. So 'Coffee' is an ode to lust in it's most beautiful sense."
  • A re-worked, more explicit version of the track, re-titled as "Coffee (F---ing)" was released on May 4, 2015 as the lead single from Wildheart. This version featured an extra shot of caffeine in the form of a feature by rapper Wale. Miguel and Wale previously collaborated on the Washington D.C. MC's 2011 hit single "Lotus Flower Bomb."
  • The version that appears on Wildheart sees Wale's verse removed, replaced by extra vocals from Miguel.
  • The song's music video finds Miguel and his real-life model girlfriend, Nazanin Mandi, taking us between the sheets.
  • "I wanted to describe a beautiful blur at night," Miguel explained to Entertainment Weekly. "You're not really sure what you're in for. But your instincts are at their highest level. There's vice, but it's rooted in real connectivity. You're into her, she's into you. You end up in these places, wake up in the morning, and are like, 'Did all that just happen?'"
  • Speaking about the album title with Peter Rosenberg and Laura Stylez, two-thirds of Hot 97's Ebro in the Morning crew, Miguel explained that he really resonated with the idea of being wild at heart, which is something that Nazanin Mandi, the singer's longtime girlfriend, learned to understand. "We're human beings. We met at such a young age," he said. "We've had breaks in between but we've stayed in each other's lives for 10 years."

    "I really am wild hearted. I'm wild at heart," Miguel continued. "It just means that I follow my instincts. That's what this album is about. She's learned that. She's had to adjust. Had to learn and also embrace, and I love her more for that."

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