Daily Song Study

Seal – Whirlpool

In songs on October 27, 2011 at 10:51 am

One of the best vocalists to emerge in the past 20 years is one Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel, more marketably known as Seal. Like many of my favorite artists, he is comfortable in a variety of genres. Today’s tune is from his debut album, which was primarily dance-based, but this track leans in a decidedly more acoustic blues & funk direction.

Trevor Horn’s production lends a spacey air to the affair, making it a difficult sound to place on the periodic table. Which is good.

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  1. Back in the day this album was the bomb. The danced based accent was well balanced by excellent production and great songs. It was impossible not to like.

  2. […] moved on (Talley continues to write and perform, and two of the other Summerlin boys are now in Seal‘s live band), but I’m glad they made this record first. Sometimes creative partnerships […]

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