Father of four Seal sings about commitment

Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:39am EDT
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By Zorianna Kit

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Seal, known for such hits as "Kiss From a Rose" and "Crazy," releases his 6th album on Tuesday called "Seal 6: Commitment."

The British performer sat down with Reuters to talk about music, being a father to four children with supermodel Heidi Klum and the new reality show the couple are about to start shooting.

Q: You titled your album "Commitment." Why?

A: "I think that commitment is the recurring theme that kept popping up. Certainly the last seven years of my life since I met my wife (Heidi Klum) have been extremely committed. But not just in our personal life. My work has a level of commitment to it. The team around me consists of people who are committed."

Q: With that commitment theme, what are the songs about?

A: "They range from relationships to searching to sacrifice to digging in the dirt. I had to do that on one or two songs. In order to write things that are going to resonate with people, you are doing to have to dig in certain places."

Q: The song, "The Way I Lie," is about dishonesty. That doesn't sound like it would be part of the "commitment" theme.

A: "I drew upon past life experiences that are not necessarily a part of my life now. But it certainly prepared me for my life right now. So therefore, it's an integral part of my life now."   Continued...

<p>Singer Seal sits with his two sons Henry (L) and Johan (R) as they watch the Los Angeles Lakers play the Oklahoma Thunder in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference playoff series in Los Angeles April 27, 2010. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson</p>