Miguel’s video for “How Many Drinks?” has come to us, and this time, with the addition of Kendrick Lamar.
“How Many Drinks?” was one of my favorites from Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream album, so I am glad to see it get the video treatment. The first thought that comes to mind when I see this video? Miguel is Prince meets Ziggy Stardust aka David Bowie with a little bit of urban braggadocio and machismo thrown in for good measure.
That being said, I really liked Kendrick’s verse on this version, and it was nice to see them showing their home city of LA love with their attire.
Not sure this video/single will make Miguel any new fans, but it’s a decent outing from an album that has greatly reached and surpassed many expectations. It’ll be interesting to see what Miguel’s next album will look like. How will he top Kaleidoscope Dream? Has he peaked?
I do have qualms with people calling both Kendrick and Miguel’s albums “classics” — they need to be a bit more time tested (both the albums AND the artists) before we start handing out superlatives such as those.