"Adorn" is a song by American singer Miguel, written and recorded as the first single from his second studio album Kaleidoscope Dream (2012). It was entirely written and produced by Miguel, who was inspired by a series of dreams he experienced prior to writing the song.
Miguel was inspired to write the song by his girlfriend, model and artist Nazanin Mandi, and said in an interview for People magazine: "I had been on a long trip and was anxious to see her. That's where the song began, with that emotion while I was on the plane. I don't remember how I got from 'These lips can't wait to taste your skin' to the end of the song, but when I listened to it, I thought, 'This is special.'"
The song originally appeared on the Miguel mixtape Art Dealer Chic, Vol. 1, released on February 27, 2012. It was then included on a promotional extended play titled Kaleidoscope Dream: The Water Preview on July 31, 2012, one of two extended plays commissioned by Miguel to act as promotion for Kaleidoscope Dream.
"Adorn" was solicited to rhythmic contemporary radio stations in the United States on August 7, 2012. A remix of "Adorn", featuring vocals from American rapper Wiz Khalifa, was released to digital retailers in the United States on September 18, 2012.
Erin Thompson of Seattle Weekly commented that Miguel "made a particularly nice choice of metaphor in the song's chorus—'Let my love adorn you.' When a woman hears the word 'adorn,' she probably thinks of diamonds and Dior; Miguel's rich vocals convey the same sense of luxury. That's a man who knows how to treat a woman." SoulBounce.com called it an "electro soul slice of niceness".MSN Music's Robert Christgau cited the song's "throbbing, garbled hook" as "one of 2012's signature pop moments". Brian McManus of The Village Voice called "Adorn" "the perfect amuse-bouche for the album it kicks off, priming the ears, opening them."