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Miguel Shows Reality in ‘Candles in the Sun’ Video

Miguel is on a young Marvin Gaye ‘Whats Going On’ vibe with his video for ‘Candles in the Sun.’

The singer taps into reality in the clip and no, there’s no fighting or staged beefs; he captures the truth of the world around us.

“It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in,” says Miguel of ‘Candles of the Sun.’

The short is filmed in black-and-white and is a continuous montage of symbols of religion, from a Bible to the Star of David. Crime and drugs are also visualized with hands being cuffed, guns and close-ups of dripping needles.

The cameras also go to New York City, highlighting the Statue of Liberty and abandoned areas where Hurricane Sandy hit. Various street signs and graffiti are also shown, one reading, “How does freedom feel?”

The moving video captures the real side of everyday life, away from the distractions we are often consumed with.

‘Candles in the Sun’ is written and produced by Miguel for his Grammy-nominated sophomore album, ‘Kaleidoscope Dream,’ released Sept. 25, 2012.

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