Seal says he named his new album Seal 6: Commitment because it’s “the recurring theme that kept popping up” in his life.
He said, “Certainly the last seven years of my life since I met my wife 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.”
Also now that he’s a father, he can’t just drop everything to sequester himself in a quiet place to write.
“In the old days, literally if I was out at dinner, I’d get up and go home. (But with the kids), you can’t do that anymore. It’s not even an option.”
His children, Leni, 6, Henry, 5, Johan, 3 1/2 and Lou, 11 months, with Heidi Klum does figure into his songwriting.
He says of the tune Secrets, “There’s a chapter in that song that is directly related to our first child, Leni. If you listen to it, you’ll know which one it is. But I try not to be too specific because it takes away the ability for people to relate and make it their own.”
As for having more kids, Seal doesn’t plan on it.
“No more! We’ve got four of them and they’re fantastic. But it’s a handful!”