written and performed by Seal.
released as single from the album Seal in 18 July 1994 and re-released in 3 July 1995.
"Kiss from a Rose" is a song from Seal's second eponymous album Seal, subsequently featured on the Batman Forever (1995) film soundtrack. It was originally planned to accompany a love scene between Bruce Wayne and the character Chase Meridian but ended up placed at the end of the film.
The single "Kiss from a Rose", the second taken from the film soundtrack, topped the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for one week in August 1995. It also went to #4 on the UK singles chart. The single originally made it to #20 in 1994, but after being re-released after being featured in the film, it reached that position. It won two Grammy Awards, for 'Song of the Year' and 'Record of the Year'. It was also nominated for a 1996 MTV Movie Award.
With its 6/8 time signature (rather uncommon for a pop song) and its danceable tempo, "Kiss from a Rose" is one of the most popular waltzes written in the 1990s.
Two versions of the music video were produced; the original version is set in a photographic studio, while the film promotional version that followed, directed by Batman Forever director Joel Schumacher, has Seal performing the song beside the Bat-Signal, interspersed with clips from the film (the one you are watching now).
Irish vocal trio Trinití and Japanese artist Angela Aki have recorded cover versions of the song. Saxophonist Alfonzo Blackwell created an instrumental version of the song as well. Jack Black performed a cover of "Kiss from a Rose" on an American Idol charity special in 2007. Also, electro-punk duo Vyncent Flaw has released a higher tempo cover of the song.
Katherine Jenkins also recorded her version of the track in her 2007 album Rejoice.