Monday, 21 November 2011
Seal - Wishing On A Star
Seal and soul. Two words linked with the smoothest of ease. As the lead single from Seal's follow-up to 2008's Soul album, Wishing On A Star sees the legendary singer teaming up with equally predigious producer Trevor Horn for a beautifully realised version of the Rose Royce track.
Seal captures all the essence and class of the 1978 original while polishing up with his charicteristic conemporary sheen. The result is suitably glossy, every instrument and vocal flourish picked out with crystal clarity.
Every snippet of the song feels like a vignette of the most sumptuous luxury wine, a heady mix of beauty and full-bodied flavour; a calibre that is carried through to the track's b-side Let's Stay Together.
Seal once again epitomises that magical instance of when singer, producer and concept reaches a perfect equilibrium. Another impressive chapter to add to the man's career.
Wishing On A Star is released on the 21st November.