Sade Drops First New Song In Seven Years, 'Flower Of The Universe'
New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Sade seems to revolve independently of the Earth! It's been nearly seven years since we heard new music from one of music's most-prized and most intermittent voices - but all it took, apparently, was a request from director Ava DuVernay. "I never thought she'd say yes, but asked anyway," DuVernay wrote when announcing the new song, "A goddess."
The track is classic Sade - a lush, honey sway, a voice like thick, slow-motion silk. "Flower of the Universe" will appear on the stacked soundtrack to DuVernay's upcoming adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, the 1962 children's science-fiction novel by Madeleine L'Engle.
Produced by No I.D., the melodic production finds Sade delivering her signature soothing vocals, as she sings: "They hear you when you cry / This love is far and wide / When you smile, the stars align / Flower of the universe, child of mine."
A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay celebrated the elusive British singer-songwriter, writing, "You are a queen and a visionary and we love you," while No I.D. added, "A legend…Sade, it was an honor."
The soundtrack to A Wrinkle in Time also features Kehlani, Sia, Demi Lovato, and Chloe + Halle, while the movie stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Storm Reid. Both are due Friday (March 9). Hear "Flower of the Universe" below: