Sebastian Mikael - WSVN-TV - 7NEWS Miami Ft. Lauderdale News, Weather, Deco

Sebastian Mikael

Posted: Updated:

From ABBA to Ace Of Base to Icona, pop Sweden has sent its share of stars into the music world. The country's latest export is destined to break the heart of many a female fan.

Sebastian Mikael is staking out his territory as an R&B love man with a mix of silky smooth vocals and irresistible jams.

The sweet, sexy songs of soul man Sebastian Mikael are creating quite a buzz these days. The Swedish-born singer sat down with Deco during a recent stay in Miami to talk about his sound.

Sebastian Mikael: "Soul and R&B, those are my roots, but then I'm always trying to create something that's different, something that makes me unique."

The acts who influenced him growing up are a unique bunch.

Sebastian Mikael: "I was listening to Marvin Gaye, but I was also listening to Bob Marley, also Led Zeppelin. I was listening to, you know, Babyface, Sade."

"Speechless," Mikael's debut album, is due out in June. The songs let you know where he's at right now. That's how the writing process worked.

Sebastian Mikael: "Basically, you know, you just gotta put yourself in that mindset, so when you do create the batch of songs they all feel connected, you know, it's a story."

His fans played a role in creating the album.

Sebastian Mikael: "When you record a song, obviously you're gonna listen to it one way, but then when you perform it and you see how people receive it and also how it sounds sonically, it just kinda changes the feel of the record."

"Speechless" is coming out on Slip-n-Slide Records. The label's honcho, Ted Lucas, has worked with heavyweights like Rick Ross.

Lucas says he knew right away Sebastian was special.

Ted Lucas: "I think the kid got the total package, you know. It ain't just somebody who can just sing. you know, he's a star to me. I think he's definitely a star and he's got star appeal. I think the ladies gonna like him."

Sebastian's not shy about his goals for the future.

Sebastian Mikael: "I'm always shooting for the awards, you know, the Grammys, the MTV Awards and all that stuff. You know, that's just like as an artist. You just wanna become great and acknowledged and that's, like, the price for that."

  • Shireen's Favorite ThingsMore>>

  • The Return of the Crop Top

    The Return of the Crop Top

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:52:07 GMT
    When I first heard that the Crop Top was back in style, I walked straight into my bedroom, stood in front of the mirror, lifted my shirt, turned to the side and stuck my gut out as far as it would go.
    When I first heard that the Crop Top was back in style, I walked straight into my bedroom, stood in front of the mirror, lifted my shirt, turned to the side and stuck my gut out as far as it would go.
  • Cool as a Cupcake

    Cool as a Cupcake

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-07-16 19:13:10 GMT
    Mattie McDonald was one of the prettiest women I'd ever seen. She had light green eyes, dark brown hair and milky white skin. When she wafted by me, she smelled of lavender, honeysuckle and some other hypnotizing perfume I couldn't quite put my finger on. I spent a lot of my spare time daydreaming about her and not just because I wanted to know her. Ultimately, I wanted to be her.
    Mattie McDonald was one of the prettiest women I'd ever seen. She had light green eyes, dark brown hair and milky white skin. When she wafted by me, she smelled of lavender, honeysuckle and some other hypnotizing perfume I couldn't quite put my finger on. I spent a lot of my spare time daydreaming about her and not just because I wanted to know her. Ultimately, I wanted to be her.
  • Hot in Hong Kong

    Hot in Hong Kong

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:55:15 GMT
    When I walked out of the Hong Kong airport, the heat of the city slapped me so hard across the face, it was like a woman catching her cheating husband with a long-suspected mistress.
    When I walked out of the Hong Kong airport, the heat of the city slapped me so hard across the face, it was like a woman catching her cheating husband with a long-suspected mistress.
  • On Deco DriveMore>>

  • Kevin Cameron

    Kevin Cameron

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:37 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:37:43 GMT
    Tell Chris Brown and Usher to move over and make some room. A new R&B love man wants a part of the action. Miami homeboy Kevin Cameron has got the moves, the voice and what it takes to make his dreams come true.
    Tell Chris Brown and Usher to move over and make some room. A new R&B love man wants a part of the action. Miami homeboy Kevin Cameron has got the moves, the voice and what it takes to make his dreams come true.
  • Hercules - The Demigod Next Door

    Hercules - The Demigod Next Door

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:32 GMT
    "Hercules" star Dwayne Johnson."Hercules" star Dwayne Johnson.
    Here at Deco we've always treated The Rock like a god. Thanks to his new movie "Hercules," the rest of the world will soon be, too. But don't worry; he's keeping his humanity front and center. Deco goddess Shireen is here with the details.
    Here at Deco we've always treated The Rock like a god. Thanks to his new movie "Hercules," the rest of the world will soon be, too. But don't worry; he's keeping his humanity front and center. Deco goddess Shireen is here with the details.
  • Cirque Dreams

    Cirque Dreams

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:31 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:31:05 GMT
    The biggest Cirque production this side of Vegas is in So-Flo, and from creating the concept to making a dream come true for a young star, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has plenty of 305 flava.
    The biggest Cirque production this side of Vegas is in So-Flo, and from creating the concept to making a dream come true for a young star, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy has plenty of 305 flava.
Powered by WorldNow

WSVN-TV
Sunbeam Television Corp
1401 79th Street Causeway
Miami, FL 33141

Switchboard: (305) 751-6692
Newsroom: (305) 795-2777

Can't find something?
Connect with us here:
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSVN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.