Sade Has a New Song for the First Time in 7 Years, , And It’s for Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time

Ava DuVernay celebrated a cosmic contribution to the soundtrack to her A Wrinkle in Time adaptation on Twitter today, out from Disney on March 9. After a seven-year absence (at least from the world of musical debuts), the inimitable Sade Adu has new music for the film, delivering a track called “Flower of the Universe.” The rest of the lineup features Sia, Kehlani, and DJ Khaled with Demi Lovato, among others, but Sade’s inclusion is a true event. Yes, we’re excited for OprahReese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling to share the same screen. Yes, we’re ready for the sweeping New Zealand vistas DuVernay shot to create the magical world of the classic young adult novel. But we can’t wait to hear the Nigerian-British “Smooth Operator” after what seems like an eternity; it feels like Madeleine L’Engle would approve.

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