LISTEN: Sade releases first song in 7 years
MANILA, Philippines – Soul songstress Sade released her first song in 7 years, and it's every bit as dreamy and soulful as one would expect a Sade song to be.
The British singer-songwriter is known for her hits such as "Smooth Operator" and "Your Love Is King."
Called "Flower of the Universe," the new track was written especially for the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack, which also includes songs by Sia, Kehlani, and DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato.
A Wrinkle in Time director Ava DuVernay described Sade as "kind and giving, a goddess," adding that she didn't expect Sade to agree to write a song for the film, but she asked anyway.
I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song for WRINKLE IN TIME. It’s entitled “Flower of the Universe.” And it’s a dream come true. pic.twitter.com/FdXrZ1MFMO— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 20, 2018
"We began a journey together that I'll never forget," Ava tweeted.
Sade's last release was a best-of collection from 2011 titled The Ultimate Collection, which included 4 previously unreleased tracks including originals "I Would Never Have Guessed" and "Love is Found," as well as a cover of Thin Lizzy's 1974 song "Still In Love With You" and a remix of her song "The Moon and The Sky" featuring Jay-Z.
Prior to that, Sade and her band came out with a full-length studio album, Soldier of Love.
The song is available to stream online, on channels including YouTube and Spotify. – Rappler.com