Sade returns for 'A Wrinkle in Time' soundtrack
Disney's star-studded adaptation of the popular children's book "A Wrinkle in Time" challenges viewers to think differently about time and space, darkness and light.
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 Love, reached 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.
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.