“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 tune, 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 stated of the tune: “To be sincere, I used to be by no means actually that happy with it, although I like what Trevor did with the recording. He turned that tape from my nook into one other 8 million document gross sales and my identify turned 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.