All I Want Is You
Released: Nov 2010
On his debut album, L.A. singer-songwriter Miguel Jontel subverts urban pop with music not normally heard on an R&B record. "Girls Like You" builds around a keyboard arpeggio reminiscent of the System; "Hard Way" works around a funky drummer beat; and "All I Want Is You" has a Jimmy Smith-like organ hook and verses from rapper J. Cole. With Jontel's creamy mid-range vocals driving it, All I Want Is You sounds great, but it doesn't offer that one indelible hit to stick in your memory. However, his inspired performance may have you overlooking that.