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'A Wrinkle in Time' soundtrack features new songs from Sade, Demi Lovato

Garrett Mitchell
The Republic | azcentral.com
Oprah Winfrey in full costume as Mrs. Which in 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay announced Tuesday that her upcoming Disney adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time will feature a roster of female artists for the film's soundtrack, including a new original song from Sade. 

The Nigerian-born British singer Sade Adu, whose smooth honey vocals helmed hits like The Sweetest Taboo and No Ordinary Love, has not released a single since 2011.

DuVernay described the unforgettable journey of scoring the songstress for a new song called Flower of the Universe.

"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," the Selma director wrote on Twitter. "...And it's a dream come true."

Adu's eponymous band debuted with 1984's Diamond Life and continued their adult-contemporary sound over six albums across three decades. The Grammy-winning group's previous album, Soldier of Lovereached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 2010.

Adu's quiet-storm sound has influenced a generation of contemporary R&B singers, and her face has been immortalized in two tattoos on rapper Drake. 

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A Wrinkle in Time will be released March 9, and the soundtrack features other artists including Demi Lovato and DJ Khaled, Chloe x Halle, Kehlani and Sia. DuVernay described the soundtrack as a journey beyond the stars.

"My hope was to gather dynamic women artists to craft a majestic soundtrack for Meg's journey," DuVernay shared in a tweet

The latest adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's 1962 novel stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pine and Storm Reid, following a young girl who embarks on an interstellar quest to find her missing father.