Director Ava DuVernay has called it a "dream come true"
Sade‘s first new music in eight years has been released as a part of the A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack.
The renowned singer and songwriter last released original music with her 2010 album ‘Soldier Of Love‘. A cover of Thin Lizzy‘s ‘Still In Love With You’ was put out to promote her greatest hits album, ‘The Ultimate Collection‘ a year later.
Sade co-wrote and co-produced ‘Flower Of The Universe’ alongside Ben Travers and Andrew Hale. It was produced by Jay-Z collaborator No I.D. and marks the first time she has contributed to a soundtrack since 1986.
A Wrinkle In Time director Ava DuVernay said in a press release: “My creative partnership with Sade on ‘Flower of the Universe’ was so connected that I reverse engineered the usual process and used her lyrics as actual dialogue within the film.”
The filmmaker previously confirmed news of the soundtrack contribution on Twitter. “I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” she wrote. “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.”
A Wrinkle In Time, which stars Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Chris Pine, and more, will be released on March 23 in the UK. It is based on the science-fiction novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle, and follows a young girl called Meg on a mission to find her missing father.
Meanwhile, Sade is one of a number of famous people Drake has had tattooed on his body. She joins the likes of Lil Wayne, Aaliyah, and Denzel Washington on the rapper’s skin.