Grammy-winning vocalist and songwriter Seal
will release a new album, "Soul," on Warner Bros. Records on November 11, 2008. It is the best-selling artist's sixth studio album and was created in partnership with legendary producer David Foster
. "Soul" is comprised of eleven classic soul songs that each evokes their own drama, emotion and romance. Seal brings his unique, signature style to the album and found a great collaborative spirit working with Foster.
"Someone once said '...the album will sound like the time you had making it'... Never before has it been as true as in the process of recording this record," Seal said. "Although David and I had been acquaintances before, we'd never quite managed to work together. Upon doing so, I was quick to realize that I was in the presence of true greatness. I've worked with a lot of producers before, but never have I come across anyone as naturally gifted and knowledgeable as David. If you are fortunate enough to have that combination, then you find that the album-making process tends to go very swiftly, making this the smoothest and most enjoyable album I have ever made. And if you are exceptionally fortunate, you find yourself also having made a great friend. I cannot thank him enough."
"I've made a lot of records in my time, but I've never enjoyed the recording experience more than I have with Seal. I think he's the only singer on the planet that could do this album, bringing something new and fresh to these classics, paying tremendous respect to their heritage, but, at the same time, owning them and making them uniquely 'Seal.' He was born to sing these songs and all we've got to do is hang on for what is going to be a 'killer' ride," David Foster said.
The London-born singer first emerged from Britain's house music scene in the early '90s providing vocals and lyrics for techno artist Adamski
's 1990 hit "Killer." The Top Ten debut single, "Crazy," followed and Seal would go on to earn critical acclaim and worldwide commercial success over four albums. Seal's prodigious vocal gifts — his soaring, husky baritone that has become a signature on such hits as "Prayer for the Dying," "Kiss From a Rose," and "Don't Cry" — amplify the emotion he brings to a song.
Listen to the evocative first single, "A Change is Gonna Come":
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