It’s been eight years since Sade seemingly disappeared from the limelight, and fans have been waiting for a comeback ever since. The singer-songwriter was asked to contribute to the soundtrack for the upcoming movie “A Wrinkle in Time” which includes co-stars such as Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling.
Sade’s last recorded album was “Soldier of Love” and was released worldwide in 2010. It was her sixth studio album and the first album that included new music in ten years. The album debuted at number 11 which made it the highest debut on the Urban Hot AC Chart in the same decade.
Sade was born in Ibadan, Nigeria and began as a background singer for the group named Pride. In 1983, she formed her own band and released the debut album “Your Love is King” in February 1984 which later rose to become a top 10 hit.
The chosen title for Sade’s new single is “Flower of the Universe” and will be part of a soundtrack that includes music by artists like DJ Khaled, Demi Lavato, Sia, and Beyonce’. The composition was completed by Ramin Djawadi who is best known for being the composer of the score for the hit HBO television series Game of Thrones.
A Wrinkle in Time was directed by Ava DuVernay, making her the first woman of color to ever be selected to direct an action film which had a production budget that exceeded $100 million. When she spoke on Twitter about the choice to have Sade on the soundtrack, DuVernay wrote: “I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind [and] giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget. Proud to announce that Sade has created an original song…And it’s a dream come true.”
The Disney film will be released in theaters nationwide on March 9, 2018.