“Kiss from a Rose”
Seal is a multi-Grammy-winning singer and songwriter from England. His tune “Kiss from a Rose” was first launched in 1994, on his second album. It was an enormous hit, thanks partially to being featured in the movie Batman Forever. It landed on the highest ten charts in a number of international locations, and finally went quadruple platinum within the US. On the 1996 Grammys, it gained Music of the Yr, Report of the Yr, and Finest Male Pop Vocal Efficiency.
“Kiss from a Rose” turning into successful was not a foregone conclusion, although. Seal virtually didn’t file it. And when it was first launched, it didn’t make a lot of a splash. However for this episode, Seal and his longtime collaborator, producer Trevor Horn, advised me the story of what it took to carry “Kiss from a Rose” to life.
You should purchase or stream “Kiss from a Rose” here.
Illustration by Carlos Lerma.
For a transcript of this episode, click here.
“Killer” – tune by Adamski that includes vocals from Seal
Frankie Goes to Hollywood
“Slave to the Rhythm” – Grace Jones tune
Chris Bruce – guitarist
Jamie Muhoberac – keyboardist
Amp Fiddler – keyboardist
Harvey Mason – drummer
Charley Drayton – bassist
Bob Cavallo – Seal’s supervisor on the time
Joel Schumacher – movie director