Why you’re going to love Sade’s new original song for ‘A Wrinkle In Time’

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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 03: Singer/songwriter Sade performs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 3, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Ava DuVernay’s long-awaited film A Wrinkle In Time is only three days away, but fans are in for a treat with the release of the first song from the soundtrack by Sade.

Sade has returned to the music scene for the first time in seven years for a No I.D.-produced song for Wrinkle in Time. “Flower of the Universe” is Sade’s first song since her groundbreaking 2010 album and single, Soldier of Love. 

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Ava DuVernay tweeted about her own excitement for the Sade track back in February.

“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” DuVernay tweeted. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget.”

“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,” she continued. 

No I.D. reiterated the sentiments when he dropped the link to the song last night on Twitter with the words, “A legend. Sade, it was an honor. #wrinkleintime”.

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Listen to the new track here or on Audiomack


The soundtrack for A Wrinkle in Time, which premieres along with the highly anticipated movie on March 9, also features Kehlani, Sia, DJ Khaled, Chloe + Halle and more.

A love letter to Black women

Ava DuVernay is making history directing A Wrinkle in Time, which at $100 million has the largest budget ever overseen a female director of color. However, DuVernay told Essence for their February issue that she is less interested in making history and more interested in making something for Black girls to be proud of.

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“I so want Black women to love it and Black girls to love it. I want everybody to love it, but this is a love letter to us,” DuVernay said. “This is me trying to make us in a way we haven’t been rendered in film before—as a firmly centered hero in a fantasy about other worlds and as the saviors of the whole universe. Looking at everything we think we’re not, and at the end of the movie we are all of everything.”