After a seven-year hiatus, Sade makes a blossoming return with her new track titled “Flower of the Universe,” lifted from the soundtrack for Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.
Over a light production, crafted by No I.D., Sade renders a strong but lulling vocal performance of the beautifully written record. “They hear you when you cry,” she sings on the chorus. “This love is far and wide / When you smile, the stars align / Flower of the universe, child of mine.”
No I.D. and the film’s director Ava DuVernay both shared the track on Twitter Monday evening (March. 5) with their own respective messages.
A late-night treat for all you Flowers of the Universe. My thanks to No I.D. And thank you to @SadeOfficial. You are a queen and a visionary and we love you. #WrinkleInTime https://t.co/oen0etyYFi
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 6, 2018
A legend. Sade, it was an honor. #wrinkleintime
— No I.D. リッチIDなしデイリー (@cocaine80s) March 6, 2018The soundtrack will release on March 9, which is also the date the film premieres. Kehlani and Chloe x Halle are also featured on the soundtrack.
“Each song on the Wrinkle in Time soundtrack was crafted with great care in close collaboration with the artists,” DuVernay said. “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.”
Listen to “Flower of the Universe” by Sade below.