Enigmatic masked DJ-producer Claptone has brought on iconic soul singer Seal for his newest single, ‘Just A Ghost’, from his upcoming third album Closer. The track marks Seal’s first new work in six years.

Continuing the collaborative spirit found in songs from Claptone’s forthcoming third album Closer, the ever-mysterious producer has shared the record’s lead single titled ‘Just A Ghost’.

The track features the instantly-recognizable voice of Seal, one pop music’s most talented icons, who sings and captivates you with a catchy hook paired with Claptone’s pop-house sensibilities.

Claptone comments,

“The deep sensuality in Seal’s voice has always kept me under its spell, and of course the mystique around his persona. No doubt the stars aligned when Seal and I were working on ‘Just A Ghost’ – his first original material in 6 years. By introducing him to the deep, emotive and powerful sound of Claptone my aim was to lead him back to his very own roots, to an electronic club infused but soulful sound. And I needed to do that without sacrificing the strong musical identity he built for himself over the past decades”.

He adds,

“Even though I know you are a little curious about how Seal is in the studio‚ as a person and how I look without a mask and what slippers we have been wearing in our spare time during sessions. There’s not gonna be any gossip from either of us. NDAs have been signed. I speak no more. Just listen to the single, let the music speak.”

The song features a music video directed by Alexander Brown, inspired by the mythical world that surrounds Claptone, dark in essence and feel.

Closer is Claptone’s third album, co-produced by Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, The Killers, Madonna) and scheduled for release on November 12, 2021.

The record has been described as “a body of brand-new and innovative work showcasing the next chapter in the masked man’s exploration of House with a pop music flavour.”

Previously released singles include ‘Zero’, ‘Golden’, ‘My Night’ feat. APRE and ‘Wake Up’ feat. James Vincent McMorrow.

Claptone has kept busy throughout the year, performing in over 50+ livestreamed sets. He plans to return to Pacha Ibiza with his much-loved ‘The Masquerade’ events.

Seal is best known for his massively successful singles, ‘Killer’, ‘Crazy’, and ‘Kiss From A Rose’. He has won multiple awards throughout his career including three Brits, four Grammy’s, two Ivor Novello‘s and an MTV Video Music Award.