In an extraordinary career that spans more than two decades, Seal has garnered countless accolades along with three Grammy Awards and has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide. Known for his powerhouse voice and classic songwriting, Seal’s emotional love songs, such as “Prayer For the Dying,” the Grammy Award-winning “Kiss From A Rose,” and “Don’t Cry” (all from 1994’s Seal II), and “Love’s Divine” (from 2003’s Seal IV) earned him much critical acclaim.
But Seal has also seen great success in the dance/pop music world, beginning with his roots in Britain’s house music/rave scene. Early in his career he scored two hits with legendary producer Trevor Horn, 1990’s “Killer” (with techno artist Adamski) and 1991’s U.S. Top Ten single “Crazy,” from his eponymous debut album — a genre-defying fusion of soul, pop, rock, R&B, and propulsive grooves that announced the arrival of an innovative new talent. His fifth studio album in 2007, System was a nod to those roots with shimmering melodies, glistening layers of synths and acoustic guitar, and up-tempo electronic beats.
Now the London-born Seal has released his sixth studio album, what many consider the tour-de-force of his career. Produced by renowned music maestro David Foster, Soul, is a compilation of the classic soul songs with Seal’s unique touch. Seal has said, “What I care about now is the same thing I cared about in the beginning of my career, which is songs.”