Seal is moved to tears. It is by his wife Heidi Klum's first American vote in this historic election and what that means to their quintessential American family now living in Los Angeles.
A change has comeSeal has unmatched talent and how that gift has led him to Soul and sanctity is the subject of our SheKnows interview.
The singer was unbelievably candid and bared his soul to SheKnows the night after America made election history.
Seal's latest album, Soul, arrives in stores November 11. The work includes the timely hit, A Change is Gonna Come. One that President-elect Barack Obama asked Seal to perform for him.
Soul includes 12 classic American soul songs and was produced by music impresario David Foster. Seal is excited about his new record, but what is truly moving the singing sensation is the United States of America and its people.
SheKnows: Hi Seal, first off, this is a pleasure.
Seal: That's a good question. We started off with about 40 to 45 and David Foster and I sat around the piano and we worked through them. The criteria for both of us is always the song, the most important thing. Can we do the song justice was really the main objective. And it was also a question of what songs did I sound best on, what I offered the most to, and also what did David feel that his arrangements benefited from.
Foster's wall of sound
SheKnows: What about working with Mr. Foster? He is a mastermind of sound.
SheKnows: What do you think was so special about the songwriting of the American soul era, as someone who treasures the art of writing a song? A thousand years from now we will still be listening.
Seal: Oh, absolutely! It's just something that you do. It's cultural. It's to do with heritage. It has to do with history. It has to do with the original messages of soul. It has its own unique ingredients of suffering - beautiful melancholy, with western scales. It's unique unto itself.