We’ve got exciting news for admirers of the Smooth Operator. After a lengthy eight-year hiatus, the legendary Sade has returned to record a new song specifically for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time, set to be released on March 9th.
Award-winning director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter to announce the news, saying, “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.”
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
Titled “Flowers of the Universe,” the song will mark Sade’s first new tune since the release of her 2010 album Soldier of Love. The soundtrack will also feature other dynamic female voices, such as Sia, Kehlani, Demi Lovato, and sister duo Chloe x Halle. Additionally, Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi will provide original composition for the movie. Clearly, Ava and the team behind the film have done a phenomenal job to ensure that diversity and representation is relevant, and that it absolutely matters. Not only does this ring true for the casting, but with A Wrinkle in Time’s soundtrack as well.
Check out the full list of original songs:
• “Flower of the Universe” – Sade
• “Magic” – Sia
• “Let Me Live” – Kehlani
• “I Believe” – DJ Khaled feat. Demi Lovato
• “Warrior” – Chloe x Halle
• “Park Bench People” – FreeStyle Fellowship
Below, listen to “Flowers of the Universe.”
A Wrinkle in Time stars Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, and Reese Witherspoon. Be sure to catch the film in theaters on March 9th.