Seal only wants to release singles

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 August 2016

'A Kiss From A Rose' hitmaker Seal

Seal has revealed that he no longer wants to release albums in the conventional way, opting to release singles instead

Seal will only be releasing singles instead of full albums.

The 53-year-old musician - who released LP '7' last year - will be unveiling songs as and when he sees fit because he feels albums are no longer "relevant".

He said: "I won't be making albums in the same way. I will be releasing songs. I think there's an immediacy and a freedom which comes with that, to release music as and when I see fit.

"The playing field is different these days. The concept of going into a studio for however long and making a concept album, so to speak, I don't know if that's relevant these days or if indeed that is practical to do. It's certainly not so effective."

The 'Kiss From A Rose' hitmaker has also revealed that he already has a "ton" of songs ready for release in this way so it shouldn't be too long before new music starts to surface.

He added: "There are a ton of songs, absolutely. I have a ton of ideas, and some pretty interesting collaborative opportunities. If anything, I think the music becomes more exciting because it's fresher. There's a kind of refreshing rawness about it. It doesn't get overcooked, overbaked and is not necessarily refined or finished as it would be when an album is released. And there's something to be said for that."

Meanwhile, Seal also revealed that he's added a flare of technology to his live shows but has firmly stated that the song comes before the flashy effects.

He told Billboard: "I'm doing a hybrid of embracing technology from the visual standpoint and also from the sonic standpoint, but with real musicians as well. Ultimately it's designed around the song. The song is of paramount importance to me, but it's also designed to keep us interested because we have to be enthused and inspired by it. If we're not, I don't really expect anyone else to be."

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