OK, OK, I’ve been doing this Twenty Albums in Twenty Days thing on Facebook, but I figured, what the hell, we’re in lockdown so I might as well share those albums on here, too.
I mean, now is as good a time as any to listen to music, right?
We have weeks and months stretched out before us, so we can make our own soundtracks to isolation, and try listening to music that perhaps we previously ignored.
So, Day Four: Seal by Seal
For better or for worse, my overriding memory of this album is listening to it on my Sony walkman while I revised for my GSCE exams.
This album had the ability to transport me to another word, a cooler, more optimistic world, where I wasn’t a lonely, unhappy and awkward teenager, but instead could hang out in some kind of undefined cooler place, with happier people who enjoyed listening to The Beginning as much as I did.
I later upgraded my tape to a CD, and still listen to it today on Spotify. Seal’s voice is amazing, and the songs on here are so uplifting.
Listen to it on Spotify: