"You see us on the brink of nuclear war over Twitter,” said Miguel, referring to Donald Trump's tendency to troll North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on the social network. “Or the rise of the far right in Germany and France. So my whole mindset for the album is: what are we supposed to do caught in the middle of this? We’re at the brink of complete war and complete pleasure, at all times, every day.”
Miguel has dropped the War & Pleasure singles "Shockandawe" as well as "Sky Walker" featuring Travis Scott. His previous LP, Wildheart was well-received by music critics and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 chart.