It seems like just yesterday that “Crazy” and “Kiss from a Rose” were blaring through the speakers of our iPod Minis and Walkmans, respectively. But Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, better known by his stage name, CeeLo Green, and Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel, aka Seal, and are merely not the same men that they were when those smash-hit songs dominated the charts. Seal broke up with longtime love Heidi Klum. Green parted ways with The Voice after painstakingly judging four seasons.
And now, each veteran musician, as is his wont, is transforming personal struggles into infectious music (and consequently bringing us back to the aughts) with a brand-new album. While Green’s Heart Blanche (see what he did there?) skews mostly positive, Seal’s 7 is an emotional rollercoaster, rife with triumphant solos and soaring vocals. Below, watch the videos for the two just-released singles and see for yourself.
"Music to My Soul" by CeeLo Green
"Every Time I'm with You" by Seal