British singer Sade has recorded a new original song for the upcoming film adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time.
The song, titled Flower of the Universe, will be the first new music from Sade since her eponymous band’s 2010 album Soldier of Love.
Director Ava DuVernay announced the news on her Twitter account.
“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. She was kind and giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget,” DuVernay said.
The 59-year-old was a backing singer for the band Pride. She left in 1983 to form her own band with guitarist and saxophone player Stuart Matthewman, keyboardist Andrew Hale, bassist Paul Denman and drummer Paul Anthony Cook.
Their debut single Your Love Is King and debut album Diamond Life were released in 1984.
In the Queen’s 2017 birthday honours list, Sade was awarded a CBE for services to music.
The soundtrack to A Wrinkle in Time will also feature music from artists including DJ Khaled and Demi Lovato, Sia, Kehlani and Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle.
A Wrinkle in Time stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and will be released on March 9.
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– Written by Rekha Kulen