For those of you who need calming energy today—maybe because Winter Storm Quinn forced you inside and you can’t do anything but reflect—here’s a sonic treat for you. Veteran R&B artist Sade broke nearly seven years of musical silence with a new song, “Flower of the Universe.” She posted a lyric video for the song, which appears on the soundtrack for “A Wrinkle in Time,” yesterday (March 6).
I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway. 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. pic.twitter.com/FdXrZ1MFMO— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 20, 2018
Variety reports that the lyric video features the official acoustic guitar-driven version of the song. No I.D. shared the remix he produced, which features a minimalist electronic beat.
Listen to both versions of the gorgeous song below:
DuVernay said in a statement to Variety that she “reverse engineered the usual process,” in which a musician uses the film to influence the song for a soundtrack, and instead incorporated Sade’s lyrics into the movie dialogue.
“Flower of the Universe” is the first full song released from the “Wrinkle” soundtrack. Disney announced the tracklist for the album, which DuVernay produced, on February 20. DuVernay previously tweeted clips of two songs: “Warrior” by Chloe x Halle and “Magic” by Sia.
WRINKLE IN TIME was made w/ love for young people. To share ideas about being a light in this often dark world. The new song “Warrior” by the phenoms @chloexhalle often makes me cry — with joy for the future. They are wonderful young women who help me hope. Thank you, ladies! pic.twitter.com/IZMyL0oEnQ— Ava DuVernay (@ava) February 20, 2018
New music! Love her voice. Happy to debut @Sia’s original song written just for Meg as uses her inner light to search for her father on faraway planets in #WRINKLEINTIME. Have a magical Saturday. ✨? pic.twitter.com/l9j6jusNIb— Ava DuVernay (@ava) March 3, 2018
Disney included another track, “Let Me Live” by Kehlani, in a commercial promoting the album:
An announcement from Disney confirmed that the “Wrinkle” soundtrack will debut this Friday (March 9), the same day as the film.