“I think the culture of creativity is very extremist,” Miguel explains, perched on an armchair in his Los Angeles home/studio. “You essentially are exploring the deepest and darkest parts of yourself—all the while giving it to a lot of people. That’s an interesting dynamic.”

Sitting down with NPR Music for their new Noteworthy documentary series, the talented R&B singer sits down and carefully considers the slippery realm of creativity. At the beginning of the 12-minute clip, Miguel opens the Pro Tools session of his recent hit “Come Through And Chill” and explains that it was the result of “90% stream of consciousness.” He continues to dive deep into his inspirations and creative habits throughout the revealing interview. Check it out in full above.