Miguel Suggests That He Will Outlast Frank Ocean/ Says 'He Makes Better Music Than Ocean'
In a recent interview with 'U.K.'s Sunday Times' where the singer spoke on the comparisons to his peers, including Frank Ocean. The singer addresses that he's super-competitive when it comes to his craft. “To be completely honest—and no disrespect to anyone—I genuinely believe that I make better music, all the way around,” declares Miguel.
When asked about R&B artist like The Weeknd and Ocean, Miguel suggests that he will outlast them. It’s interesting,” he explains, “but we’ll see who’s in it for the long haul. It’s like a marathon, you know.”
Miguel knows this was a bad decision, because it's not as if Miguel is getting relevancy for the right reasons which is his album, but for a comment he made on Frank Ocean. And just based on those who follow me on social media, I already know Miguel doesn't have many people to support his comment. I'm sure this will partially shine a light on his album, only for those who haven't heard of Miguel's music. Though I still feel that this is a stupid debate, the two have been compared before at a musical standpoint. I didn't expect Miguel to be so open regarding this debate. I highly doubt Frank Ocean will chime in on this comment, as it seems many already defended the singer. Now, if you ask me for my personal opinion on the debate, I really couldn't choose whether I like Miguel or Frank Ocean, only because I haven't acknowledged both artist. Believe it or not, I have never listened to Frank Ocean, except his single, 'Thinkin About You.' I mean, both artist do seem to have different sounds, though they're both artist bringing something fresh to R&B music.
Miguel, is only going to get bashed for making this comment, because Frank Ocean holds a wider audience than Miguel, meaning more will take on Frank's side than Miguel. It only looks worse for Miguel, considering he just released an album. It just shows to some, that the purpose of making this comment, was for publicity. So yes, now Miguel's name is trending on social media, but it's not for a good manner. I respect Miguel's confidence, but when you're great you don't have to feel the need to put others down, or compete to show it. Miguel should just let his music speak for itself. Of course, not everyone is going to agree with this comment, but this is just an unnecessary beef.