There are mythical animals more frequently spotted than revered smooth R&B/jazz act Sade. That, along with the act’s wealth of slyly catchy tunes and the inimitable pipes of its lead singer Sade Adu, is a huge reason why the band is so legendary. They haven’t released new music since a handful of tracks on the 2011 career-spanning compilation The Ultimate Collection. Their last full-length, Soldier of Love, was released in 2010. Before that, Lovers Rock came in 2000 and before that was Love Deluxe (their masterpiece, in my opinion). So basically, in the last 30 years, Sade has averaged one album of new material per decade.
Having mastered the art of leaving ‘em wanting more, Sade are set to dip back into music, albeit briefly. Today, director Ava DuVernay announced that a new Sade track, “Flower of the Universe,” will appear on the soundtrack to her A Wrinkle in Time:
Additionally, EW reports that the soundtrack will feature a remix of the song by hip hop producer and legend in his own right No I.D. (chief beatmaker on Jay-Z’s 4:44, among his many projects).
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