Hear Seal's New Album First!


Inspired by his 2008 album of classic soul covers, Soul, Seal decided to do two things for his sixth studio album: to again tap acclaimed producer David Foster to helm the project and to keep the lush, romantic feel they had concocted together last time. You can already hear it on "Secret," a stirring ballad bursting with strings that serves as the first single off Seal 6: Commitment, which is due in stores September 28.

The husband of Heidi Klum and proud pop of four explains, "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. 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."

As for Foster? "His voice is so unique and he has such command of it — his tone and musicality are unequaled. 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."

But I bet you want to be the judge of that, don't ya? Well, the three-time Grammy winning British crooner has provided Usmagazine.com readers with a first chance to hear, well, six of the key tracks from the effort. Plus he's chosen Usmagazine.com as one of his six favorite websites! Hurrah!

Simply use the widget above to hear the tracks. And here's a tracklisting to make things even easier:


"If I'm Any Closer"

"Best of Me"

"Weight of My Mistakes" "Silence"

"The Way I Lie"

For more, of course visit seal.com.

By Ian Drew for UsMagazine.com. To read more of Ian's blog, click here, and don't forget to follow him on Twitter.