Adu, Sade - Singer, Soul/R&B, UK/Nigeria - performing in Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena (Koelnarena)

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We’re still basking in the Wakandan glow of Black Panther, but luckily for us, there’s even more magic in store for movie audiences to come this winter.

Ava DuVernay, director of the highly anticipated film adaption of Madeline L’Engle’s A Wrinkle In Time, has just confirmed that her soul majesty herself, Sade, has created a brand new song for the upcoming soundtrack. This will be the timeless singer’s first new song in eight years.

Sade’s new song is called “Flower of the Universe,” and will be featured on the soundtrack as one of six original songs from some of music’s biggest names.

The soundtrack will also feature “Warrior,” by Beyoncé prodigies and grown-ish stars, Chloe & Halle, “I Believe,” from Demi Lovato feat. DJ Khaled, “Magic” by Sia, and “Let Me Live” from Kehlani.  The original songs will also be accompanied by a score composed by Game of Thrones and Westworld composer Ramin Djawadi.

A Wrinkle In Time‘s soundtrack is shaping up to be just as majestic as the film’s A-list cast. Oprah Winfrey plays galactic fairy godmother Mrs. Which along with her starry counterparts Mrs. Whatsit (played by Reese Witherspoon) and Mrs. Who (played by Mindy Kaling). The three are on a quest to help young Meg Murry (Storm Reid) find her father (James Marsden), who’s trapped in time.

Just as Black Panther became a historic effort shattering ceilings and records by the hour, A Wrinkle In Time follows suit. The film marks the first with a budget of $100 million or more given to a director of color. It also says something about representation. As DuVernay mentioned in her acceptance speech at this year’s Image Awards, little brown girls with curly hair and big glasses will see themselves in Meg’s character, just as people around the world are seeing themselves in the characters of Black Panther.

A Wrinkle In Time and the film’s soundtrack will both be released on March 9. Get ready for that new Helen Folasade Adu. 

UPDATE: March 6, 2018, 8:00 a.m.

It’s here! Last night, producer No I.D. shared “Flower In The Universe” on Twitter. Masterful and ethereal, it’s everyone we know and love about the legendary band.


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