“Kiss from a Rose” was written in 1987, a number of years previous to the discharge of Seal’s eponymous debut album from 1991. After writing the track, Seal felt “embarrassed by it” and “threw the tape within the nook.” Seal didn’t current it to producer Trevor Horn till the recording periods for Seal II.
In 2015, Seal mentioned of the track: “To be sincere, I used to be by no means actually that pleased with it, although I like what Trevor did with the recording. He turned that tape from my nook into one other 8 million report gross sales and my identify grew to become a family identify.”
“Kiss from a Rose” was the second single taken from the Batman Without end movie soundtrack, and topped the US Billboard Scorching 100 for one week in August 1995. It additionally went to quantity 4 on the UK Singles Chart, the place it had initially reached quantity 20 in 1994. It additionally was nominated for the MTV Film Award for Finest Music from a Film within the 1996 version.