Unlike earlier recordings in which Seal is accompanied by his band, a full orchestra and choir of 52 musicians accompanies the singer.
Although it never achieved the sales figures of either of his first two albums, this release brought him back into the public eye in the United States and continental Europe.
A third single, "Kiss from a Rose", performed modestly when released but was later featured to much wider popularity when it was remixed for the soundtrack to Batman Forever. It received Gold record certification by the RIAA just two months after its release date.
"Kiss from a Rose" won a Grammy Award for Record of the Year and Grammy Award for Song of the Year in 1996, becoming Seal's best performing single on the US market (it topped the Billboard Hot 100 in late August 1995) and hit number four in the UK. The album was the product of a turbulent time in his life, including a split and later reconciliation with producer Horn as well as Seal's parting with ZTT Records and his signing with Warner Bros. In 2001 fans awaited the arrival of a new album, announced as Togetherland.
In Thailand he joined a blues band for a while before separating from the group and journeying throughout India on his own.
He returned to England, sleeping on the couch of friend Julian Bunster, then a model. " to which he often received the response that he sang better than most current artists.