Sade Returns With Dreamy Ballad “Flower Of The Universe”

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Sade’s first new song in seven, agonizingly long years arrived earlier this week when No I.D. tweeted out a link to his remix of “Flower Of The Universe” — the Brit’s contribution to the A Wrinkle In Time soundtrack. The official version of the song dropped last night (March 6) and it’s significantly better. Co-produced with Ben Travers and Andrew Hale, the dreamy ballad casts a spell with its languid pace, lush arrangement and breathtakingly smooth vocal. As usual, it’s all class.

“They hear you when you cry, this love is far and wide,” the 59-year-old croons on the elegant chorus. “When you smile the stars align, flower of the universe and child of mine.” Ava DuVernay, director of A Wrinkle In Time, announced the song in February. “We began a journey together that I’ll never forget,” she tweeted. “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.” The film hits theaters on March 9.

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