Now the London-born Seal is preparing to release his sixth studio album, what many consider the tour-de-force of his career. Produced by renowned music maestro David Foster, SOUL, due in November from Warner Bros. Records is a stunning compilation of the best classic soul songs ever created, with Seal’s unique, signature touch. The songs each evoke an era when soul music vividly captured emotion, drama and romance. Seal has said, “What I care about now is the same thing I cared about in the beginning of my career, which is songs.”
The song selection for the album was carefully chosen by Seal and Foster and is a collection of songs that both artists were instinctively drawn to. Over the course of three weeks, the Los Angeles-based Seal and Foster began working in Foster’s home recording studio. The first track they finished was the first single, the Sam Cooke ballad “A Change Is Gonna Come,” which came together within 24 hours.
“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 got to do is hang on for what is going to be a “killer” ride,” said David Foster.