maandag 12 mei 2014

Musical Monday: Seal

While writing last weeks post I mentioned a few artists I saw in concert, which was really cool. The advantage of liking artists that are not very known, is that you get to see them rather cheap. I mean, visiting a Madonna or Lady Gaga concert costs a small fortune, theater tickets or tickets to a world music festival is doable.

So, I saw most of them live. Like I got to see the Backstreet Boys in the Amsterdam ArenA and Alicia Keys in the Heiniken Music Hall. But there is one artist I did not mention
before, that I've had the pleasure to see and hear for himself. And that is Seal.

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel was born in 1963 in London. As a child he battled with discoid lupus, which left him with heavy scarring in his face and hair loss (as states, I know a few theories have been going around, some saying he was abused by his father). He began his musical carreer singing in bars and cafes. He joined a funk band, called Push. After a tour in Japan, where he left the band to join a bluesband in Thailand. Not long after, he came back to London, where he stayed with a friend and slept on his couch. His breakthrough came when he met producer Adamski, who gave him the lyrics of Killer to sing. The song became a huge hit in 1990 and landed him a record deal with ZTT records. After the release of his first album Seal in 1991, his career has taken off, landing him international success. 

Seal's voice is unique, soulfull and rhytmic, making his music just as unique. His songs are usually full of depth.

Seal - Love's devine

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