One of the United Kingdom's most successful exports of the previous decade is returning with a determination to find his roots.

One of the United Kingdom's most successful exports of the previous decade is returning with a determination to find his roots.

Seal, Warner Bros.' multiplatinum pop/soul singer/songwriter, releases his new album, "System," this week. He says he set about making the record with the express purpose of rediscovering the youthful energy of his self-titled debut of 16 years ago.

"My main objective on this was to go back to my roots-that's been a kind of mission statement," Seal says. "But a couple of people have misunderstood that. I didn't mean back to dance, although some people will say I did emerge from the dance scene, and that's partly true."

The new album was produced by Stuart Price, who helmed Madonna's "Confessions on a Dance Floor." "I didn't seek Stuart out because he was a dance producer. I was drawn to him because he was a great producer, and I knew he'd have the experience, despite the fact that he's only just turned 30," Seal says.

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