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Now Podcast

This podcast was completed by Vilma Fermin for Popular Music, Protest, and Social Justice at St. Joseph’s University, taught by Dr. Bill Wolff.  In his new album, War and Leisure, Miguel enters a new realm of political activism that is… Continue Reading →

Miguel – Now Podcast Working with audacity and the recording studio was a very interesting and challenging experience for me. It took a lot of paying attention to detail and reworking different pieces of audio that I was working with. I know that… Continue Reading →

Now’s Lineage

There are many songs that focus on the growing issue of immigration. Although many of the songs don’t have the same sound, they focus on the same concept. I connected the lineage as follows: Now – American Land – Paper… Continue Reading →

Now – Social Critique

“Now” tackles immigration in a way that songs have done in the past. Miguel uses his lyrics to talk about issues that are currently going on in our society. In 2017 when Miguel released the song, Donald Trump was just… Continue Reading →

Now – Third Listen

After listening to Now, it is clear that it falls under the same genre that all of Miguel’s songs fall, R&B. Miguel has been known for his soulful songs, filled with sexual innuendo’s. In his newest album, War and Leisure,… Continue Reading →

Now – Second Listen

Miguel’s Now was released in 2017 during a time where the nation’s political tensions were heightened. In 2016, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. One of the platforms Trump ran on was building a… Continue Reading →


I have chosen Miguel’s Now as the song I want to focus on because it is the one I feel most connected to. When I first encountered the song, I couldn’t believe that there was a song directed towards the issues… Continue Reading →

I’m Not Racist to Now

When I was thinking of what songs I would choose for this assignment, I didn’t know what songs were written in response to social movements. I wanted to focus on issues that mattered to me because I watched the movement… Continue Reading →

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