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Sade Makes An Epic Return With A Powerful Track For The 'A Wrinkle In Time' Soundtrack

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The soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time includes many great entries — including "Magic" by Sia, "I Believe" by DJ Khaled featuring Demi Lovato, and others — but there's one track in particular that is catching lots of attention. That song is "Flower of the Universe" by Sade, the singer's first release in nearly a decade.


Sade — whose real name is Helen Folasade Adu — is a Nigerian-born and British-raised singer-songwriter (among other things) who rose to fame fronting a band that bares her stage name. She is known for songs like "Smooth Operator," "The Sweetest Taboo," and "Paradise" — going on to win four Grammys thus far.

The film's director, Ava DuVernay, previously tweeted that she never thought Sade would sign on to do a song for A Wrinkle in Time but, to her surprise, the musical legend agreed. DuVernay calls the collaboration "a dream come true" and calls Sade a "Goddess."

"Each song on the Wrinkle in Time soundtrack was crafted with great care in close collaboration with the artists," DuVernay said, via Variety. "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."

There are actually two versions of this song — the first to be released in anticipation of A Wrinkle in Time — from the soundtrack. The original version debuted with a lyric video inspired by the movie adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved novel.

The second is a remix version by No I.D. that puts a whole new twist on it.

A Wrinkle in Time — which stars Storm Reid, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, and Chris Pine — arrives in theaters March 9, the same day the soundtrack is out. In the meantime, we're keeping this Sade track on repeat.

Cover image via Disney


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