Seal to Release Sixth Studio Album
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:56:41
Singer Seal, perhaps now best-known as Heidi Klum's baby daddy- will release his sixth album, titled, Seal 6: Commitment September 28 on Reprise Records. The first single is "Secret," a deeply moving, string-laden ballad, that ranks among Seal's finest love songs. Commitment finds the London-born, three-time Grammy Award winner re-teaming with renowned music maestro David Foster, who also produced 2008's Soul, Seal's stunning covers collection of soul classics. There has to be a song inspired by his hot model wife, too.
"I asked David to produce Commitment because quite simply, he's the most incredible person I've worked with in the studio for a very long time," Seal said in an official statement released by his label. "He's one of a kind. I don't think there's an arranger and producer anywhere on the planet who can do what he does."
Foster is equally complimentary of Seal. "His voice is so unique and he has such command of it — his tone and musicality are unequaled," Foster says, adding that Seal was on a mission while in the studio making the platter. "He was in fearless, relentless pursuit of greatness — no one was going to obscure his path. The album is full of beautiful musical surprises and his songwriting has never been better. He says it may be his best work yet and I think he may be right." These guys are so into one another… Klum might feel threatened that someone is trying to steal her man. I kid, I kid.
"When all things in your life begin to align in the way they have for me over the past few years, you become incredibly focused," Seal explains. "I love a challenge, and this for me, has been the greatest challenge of my career: to write an album that exceeds my own expectations."
While showcasing Seal's one-of-a-kind husky baritone, ear for unforgettable melodies, and unique lyrical point of view, songs such as "Secret," "The Weight of My Mistakes," "Best of Me," and "If I'm Any Closer," delve into the emotions surrounding love, family, and commitment, hence the title. "Everything about my life is fully committed," he says. "I've never felt more focused on the matter at hand: My wife, my children, the family in general, my own well-being, and of course music and my career. Each one of these songs has personal meaning for me. I dug very deep and all I can hope for is that the music strikes a chord with people."
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