TIME Music

Miguel Makes Sweet Music for ‘Girls’: Listen to His New Song “Simplethings”

The R&B crooner has a few requests for you

Smart musical choices have inspired some of the finest scenes of HBO’s series Girls, from comedic sequences like Hannah Horvath’s first night using cocaine (set to Icona Pop’s “I Love It”) to kinder, sweeter moments, like Hannah and Marnie’s first season dance party to Robyn’s “Dancing on My Own.” The show’s third season, which is currently airing, includes new music from artists like Beck, Jenny Lewis, and Lily Allen; one of its best features yet arrives courtesy of the ascendant R&B star Miguel, whose contribution “Simplethings” was released today.

A potent blend of distorted, muddy riffs, naked lust, and soaring, agile vocals, the song finds Miguel searching for someone to share the titular simple things in life with — that’s laughter, time to relax, and something to smoke. Naturally.

Girls’ second soundtrack, entitled Volume 2: All Adventurous Women Do…, is out Feb. 11.

Your browser is out of date. Please update your browser at http://update.microsoft.com


YOU BROKE TIME.COM!

Dear TIME Reader,

As a regular visitor to TIME.com, we are sure you enjoy all the great journalism created by our editors and reporters. Great journalism has great value, and it costs money to make it. One of the main ways we cover our costs is through advertising.

The use of software that blocks ads limits our ability to provide you with the journalism you enjoy. Consider turning your Ad Blocker off so that we can continue to provide the world class journalism you have become accustomed to.

The TIME Team