The Wait Between Sade Singles? Just A Wrinkle in Time

Sade performing in Las Vegas on Sept. 3, 2011 (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

It’s official: Sade is a goddess. She may not always come when you call, but she’s always on time. Or, if you’re Ava DuVernay, Sade may actually come when you call, just in time for your upcoming film, A Wrinkle in Time (premiering March 9).

In keeping with the legendary chanteuse’s equally legendary elusive nature, DuVernay announced on social media Tuesday that Sade had contributed an original song to the A Wrinkle in Time soundtrack. While we’ve yet to hear a sample of said track, DuVernay penned this cryptic post:

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.


Yes, we know this month is all about Black Panther, Wakanda and heart-shaped herbs. But we’re pretty sure we can walk, chew gum and love two epic black-helmed cinematic events at the same damn time. I mean, how often does this kind of melanated movie magic happen within the space of one month?

And for you cynics predicting that “Flower of the Universe” will sound just like “Soldier of Love,” “Lover’s Rock” or “No Ordinary Love”: Who cares? Sade has been recording singles sounding exactly like Sade for the last three decades—on average, about a decade between releases. And trust, we’re still here for it. So, those of us who love Sade are more than happy to luck up on a wrinkle in time when she’s back in our earbuds again.

Won’t she do it?

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Maiysha Kai

Maiysha Kai is Managing Editor of The Glow Up and your average Grammy-nominated goddess next door. Minneapolis born, Chicago bred, New York built. Nuance is her superpower.