Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Seal Bashes Current Music Trends


Seal not impressed with the current state of the music industry...

In an interview promoting his new album 'Seal Standards' Seal tells The Metro
''The thing of celebrity... I've never been attracted to that. I don't like that word 'celebrity'. It implies famous for the sake of being famous.
''That's never appealed to me. I consider myself a musician and a singer. I like that. It pertains to talent and having an ability to doing something exceptional.
''For the most part, I find the stuff I hear on the radio is just empty.''
''There just isn't the money to make records like before. Now you have this dominant factor of people making what they feel is music but it has no story in it.''


I’m excited to finally reveal details of my new album SEAL STANDARDS. This is the album I always wanted to make. I grew up listening to music from the Rat Pack era, so recording these timeless songs was a lifelong dream. It was a true honour to collaborate with the same musicians who performed with Frank Sinatra and so many of my favourite artists, in the very same recording studios where the magic was first made. I hope you enjoy this collection of songs as much as I enjoyed recording them. STANDARDS is released globally Nov 10 and available to pre order now. Link in my bio! #SealStandards Tracklist: 1. Luck Be A Lady 2. Autumn Leaves 3. I Put A Spell on You 4. They Can’t Take That Away From Me 5. Anyone Who Knows What Love Is 6. Love For Sale 7. My Funny Valentine 8. I’ve Got You Under My Skin 9. Smile 10. I’m Beginning To See The Light (featuring The Puppini Sisters) 11. It Was A Very Good Year 12. The Nearness of You (Deluxe Album) 13. Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (Deluxe Album) 14. Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting) (Deluxe Album)
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22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree

Anonymous said...

Thank you for having integrity for the ART!

Anonymous said...

I agree and the damage that has been allowed to degrade all women and the black community is disgraceful. We all stood back and allowed this, so we need to step forward and erase it.

Anonymous said...

sEAL ,you ran out of ideas and can't compete.

that's why you're doing an album of standards.

folks do standards/covers album when they can't write an original hit song anymore.

Anonymous said...

^ This

He never had much output to start with, tbh

Jason Santoro said...

Isn't he only or mostly known for just that one song Kiss From A rose??

Anonymous said...

Did he lie?? He's telling nothing but the truth. I can't stand today's music!! If that's what you want to call it. It has no feeling, no soul, no depth or no meaning to it. Lyrics used to actually "SAY" and "MEAN" something. The music would "MOVE" you to either dance, feel different emotions, fall in love, unite us as a people, etc. That crap they call music now, does nothing but gives me a headache and makes me feel as if it's trying to lower my I.Q. Seal is right, music today is empty. It's what I call "fast food music". It will hold you for a few minutes or hours, but then it goes right through you. Old School Music is like "soul food". It fills you up, makes you happy and keeps you coming back for more.

Anonymous said...

He's absolutely right.

I see no lies told.

The King Of The Real said...

He sounds old and bitter. How the fuck you grow up listening to ratpack music in the 70's 80's¿?. It's bullshit. You ain't listening to standards till you get old and tired. He been dusty since he got married with kids, plus he just quit creating. He hasn't been innovative for a long time. You don't like the new stuff¿? Guess what? Your parents and grandparents was calling Public Enemy noise. It all starts when you stop growing musicly. Don't get me wrong I don't like a lot of the stuff but I am not trying to listen to no rat pack bull and act like it's good cause I fell off.

Anonymous said...

9:26 I feel you because the music from when I was young I was saying something it was a story set to music. I honestly think a lot of artists are upset now because music doesn't sell and they actually have to get out there and work i e e concerts. It's funny how he's catering to the older crowd by doing standards and Christmas music and putting it out for the holidays a sure money maker. He's not fooling me

Anonymous said...

He is truly, truly right to the core. Then you'll lose your drive with ambitions when it's not a wave of solidarity in music. The music now suck in the creativity aspect, today music represent an overall trend. Instead of experimenting with different music techniques in instruments; a vast majority songs using the exact same combination. As of a keyboard, drum machine, sampler and computer software....No soul team. They don't take the time for the originality and creativity from life's experience where people can relate. They took that out of the entire catalog. They are use to the same whoop sounds to create a hit chart topping vibe instead of uniqueness, just to bring familiarity to brain dead followers. The cookie cutter formula is meant to be a tactic which is done lazy and selfishly to make a quick album. I think most people who control the industry now is more on drugs, hyper-sexual, greedy, emasculated themselves with the lgbt community, that the real chemistry is not there to put your heart and soul into a thought in lyrics. The lyric intelligence is getting shorter and shorter until it's just "catchy" to the same beat. So, don't expect nothing poetic, artful, peaceful, loving, family-oriented to bring us together to One Nation Under a Groove.

Anonymous said...

09:00

dude put an album out like every 4-5 years with the same title : Seal.

prissa o said...

Let the church say - AMEN @9:26

Anonymous said...

Those of you bashing this man like 9:00 obviously never heard his music. He is a great musician and guitarist. But I bet you're blasting Cardi B and giving Rihtard your money, huh?

Anonymous said...

@1:38

its not bashing ,its the truth.

look at Mariah, she lost her way becuase she never cultivated her audience and stop making hits.

now she 's re-hashing old albums to tour behind.

Anonymous said...

love seal and he is not lying. but this is a normal part of the aging process. every generation will say this at a certain point. about the youngins.

Anonymous said...

#Rat Pack Era/ I'm all for it

Just an observation said...

9:26

I agree

Tippie Toes said...

In total agreement

AJ said...

Seal, like Sade, is one of the few artists who make albums you can listen to from beginning to end, without skipping a song. His voice is so unique and melodic.

Anonymous said...

@9:26 AM Love how you used 'fast food' and 'soul food' to describe the eras of music. Excellent symbolism. I agree with you (and Seal) on your assessment of the music today.

Anonymous said...

Old boy Seal is totally right. 99% of the music coming out these days is straight garbage! Y'all know I'm right . No more real music they took it away when they took music out of public schools .

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