Singer-songwriter Miguel is the latest guest music supervisor to drop in on a MTV series.
The Grammy nominee was a driving force behind the music accompanying the Feb. 6 episode of rookie docu-series Washington Heights. That specific episode of Washington Heights will feature Miguel’s “Adorn” as well as other Los Angeles-based artists, including “Is It Love?” by Thundercat and “My Type of Party” by Dom Kennedy.
Marrying the East Coast to the West Coast was a key factor for Miguel. (Washington Heights revolves around a group of nine young New Yorkers attempting to navigate the obstacles in the way of their individual dreams.)
“What I really wanted to accomplish with this opportunity was somehow bridging the gap,” he said. “I thought it would be a really good juxtaposition to take young, hungry kids from New York and help tell their stories with music from young, up-and-coming and hungry kids from L.A.”
Miguel, currently touring in Europe in support of Kaleidoscope Dream, joins a long line of musicians who have served as a guest music supervisor for MTV. Over the years, previous participants included Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino (Awkward), Pete Wentz (The Hills), Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker (Laguna Beach) and Dashboard Confessional (Laguna Beach).
Miguel is nominated for five Grammy Awards, including song of the year for “Adorn.”