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," Nov. 12 in most international markets and Nov. 13 in the United States. 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."

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