The Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music By John Engel
A graceful tunesmith and moving singer, Seal has produced a dense and highly celebrated body of work that is his very own musical hybrid. Fusing soul, pop, rock, folk, house and dance inspirations, he has distilled a heartwarming synthesis that he calls “soul music in the literal sense of the word; music of the soul.”
Seal has carved a niche in the pop music world as a songsmith of rare talent, a maker of bewitching, atmospheric tunes. His unique creative output is made all the more captivating by the incandescent warmth yet vulnerable edge of his singing voice. He has strived to make music and pursue his muse on his own terms and at his own pace. Sheltering himself from the harshness and pitfalls of the business world, Seal has managed to establish a stellar reputation on a worldwide scale with only four studio albums in 15 years.
Following each long absence from the limelight with a much-anticipated album release, Seal has sold more than 12 million albums, received three Grammy awards, and been nominated for several more Grammys, American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, and others.
Seal’s luminous compositions stem from his deep commitment to the art of music and ideal of human empathy. Making albums will likely continue to take on the form of life-affirming journeys and the result delight fans around the world, many of whom see in Seal either a role model or an artist in tune with their intimate joys and aspirations.
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Read more about Seal's life and music in John Engel's Uncommon Sound book.