Can't wait for the video!
Sade Unveils 'Soldier' Album In New York
Sade, the R&B group featuring vocalist Sade Adu, will release its first collection of new material in almost ten years, "Soldier of Love," on Feb. 8, 2010 through Epic Records. The singer/songwriter, looking as youthful as ever in a black, silk pant suit and her staple slicked-back ponytail after revealing herself to thrilled members of the media, previewed the album in New York City's Frederick P. Rose Hall at Lincoln Center last night (Dec. 14).
"Soldier" is produced by Sade along with the band's friend and longtime collaborator Mike Pela. The band's lineup remains virtually unchanged since its inception in 1983, and the songs on "Soldier" are written primarily by Adu, saxophone and guitar player Stuart Matthewman, bassist Paul Spencer Denman and keyboard player Andrew Hale.
"The Moon and the Sky" finds Adu declaring her devotion to her former lover, singing, "I pulled in all the stars and the moon/laid them on your feet till I gave you my love/you are the one that got me started/you could let me love anyone, but I only wanted you/why did you make me cry? Why didn't you come get me one last time," over choppy violins and simple drums. The title track, which was released last week as the first single, begins with a gentle wind, followed by muted trumpets. "I've lost the use of my heart, but I'm still alive/still looking for the light in the endless pool on the other side," Adu croons in her husky voice over marching band drums and smeared electric guitar riffs.
The heartfelt "Morning Bird" is packed with strings, piano strokes and tambourine clatter, as Sade questions, "How could you? You are the river/I told this life, how could you/you are the morning day, you sang me into life/everyday, fly away, you are the blood of me/the heart of my dream." She commends a man's fatherly instincts on "Baby Father" over a guitar and drums, while she shelters the love of her companion on "The Safest Place," singing, "In my heart, your love has found the safest hiding place" over a piano-based production.
"Long Hard Road" has dramatic violins and "Be That Easy" is reminiscent of a country love song with guitars and whistles. Meanwhile, Sade sounds pained on "Bring Me Home," with lyrics like, "I've cried for the lives I've lost/I feel so close but far away from God;" "In Another Time" is one of the album's highlights, with a stunning violin arrangement and saxophones; and "Skin" features a delicate drum and bass beat.
Sade's 2000 release, "Lovers Rock," sold 3.9 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
(goes searching for an advance copy to preview)
I've been playing this song to death. Can't see myself getting tired of it.
I like the new song a lot.
Sade are one of few artists who've made albums I can listen through without skipping one or more songs.
And I fuckin' love the freckles on that lady. She's really pretty.
Soldier Of Love' Single Released In US On 12th January
The moment has almost arrived… Sade fans in the US will be able to download the 'Soldier of Love' digital single from the iTunes store and Amazon.com from Tuesday, 12th January. The single is taken from the already critically-acclaimed album of the same name, released worldwide on 8th February.
sounds great... can't wait!... amazing voice.
Video now available:
Holy SHIT! I LOVE the video!!!!!!! Thanks miaedu!!!
Oh my gosh, that video was EPIC! Does Sade even age?!! I swear the woman looks exactly as flawless as she did in '91 with the Cherish the Day video. Sade's a goddess, there's no other logical explanation for it other than that.
And what did miaedu do to get banned?
The music video is badass!
And I loved her watching the guys dance in unison like a general observing his troops.
I love it!
And Sade is beautiful as ever.
The woman is pure perfection.
Sade to play Europe, US in spring
Preliminary plans call for Sade Adu, who turns 50 on Jan. 16, to tour Europe in March and then head to the states in April and May. More details are expected within a couple of weeks.
After listening to her new single, I don't really care for it. I'm still hoping the rest of the album will impress the hell out of me. Time will tell.
Promise, Diamond Life and Stronger Than Pride are here best works IMHO.
Was Sweetback involved with the upcoming record?
her website has been updated. great additional pictures and other info.
Congrats to Sade who is in the billboards R&B Top Ten at #6 their highest charting R&B single since "Nothing Can Come Between Us" in 1988,peaked at #3."Solder of Love" is at #58 on the Hot 100,their highest charting Hot 100 single since 1992's "No Ordinary Love" reaching #28.
I really hope the single continues to climb the charts and the album come in at #1 because I love to see veteran acts at the top of the charts years after their first hit!
Practice what you preach.......
Sade, the singer, is the diva of all divas! She and her band always comes up with fresh material and you can sense the growing maturity in their songs.
Can't wait to get a copy of their latest outing.
Cheers for a great group!
PS. I used to have a crush on their bassist, Mr. Paul S. Denman........he's still a hottie until now!
The video is cool. She's aging excellently. She's really pretty. I want to kiss her (which is quite crazy, 'cause I don't often feel the urge to kiss girls).
I can't wait for the CD.
The making of Sade's "Soldier of Love"
She's always projected this cool, distant image but she seems so warm here. Like someone who would be really fun to spend time with.
Making of 'Soldier of Love' Video
The entire cd has leaked. In Another Time might be my favorite.
for those who haven't previewed the entire release here's a link to "Morning Bird" on the LiveNation site:
^ Cool. I like that one too.
Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards
Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards.
The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audience of 3,500 at the ceremony, which takes place at the Berlin Fairground and will be broadcast live on German TV station ARD.
I heard the record and unfortunately did not take to it. She made her best music in the 80s - early nineties. Sorry.
Sade will be performing on the following upcoming television programs!
2/09 - Today Show
2/09 - 106 & Park on BET
2/09 - The Late Show with David Letterman
2/10 - The View
2/15 - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2/16 - Jimmy Kimmel Live
2/20 - The Wanda Sykes Show
Suave production? Check. Heart-piercing lyrics? Check. Sensual, husky-voiced singer? Check. Those are just some of the things Sade fans can expect from the group's new album, "Soldier of Love." The release is Sade's first new material in 10 years, but the act hasn't lost a beat. Over marching band drums and smeared electric guitar riffs on the title track, lead singer Sade Adu croons, "I've lost the use of my heart, but I'm still alive." And with the help of choppy violins and simple drums on the song "The Moon and the Sky," she declares her devotion to a former lover, singing, "You could let me love anyone, but I only wanted you." The heartfelt track "Morning Bird" is packed with strings, piano strokes and tambourine clatter, while "Babyfather" finds Adu commending a man's fatherly instincts. "Be That Easy" is reminiscent of a country love song, with guitars and whistles, and standout track "In Another Time" features saxophone and a stunning violin arrangement, proving that good music stands the test of time.
I've heard the album, and the songs I'm really loving so far (aside from SOL) are The Moon and the Sky and Morning Bird.
If you're not careful, the former of those two might make you cry.
"In Another Time" is still my favorite but I've only been listening to it for two weeks now.
A Reluctant Return to the Spotlight
WHEN a man from a radio station asked Sade what she had been doing in the 10 years between albums, she told him, “I’ve been in a cave, and I just rolled the boulder out of it.”
She chuckled as she recounted the exchange, with her feet tucked up on the couch at her Georgian house in the north London neighborhood of Islington.
A January rain pelted the trees outside the window of the second-story drawing room, atop a graciously curving staircase. Sade, a slender figure in black pants and a black V-neck sweater, made things cozy, feeding kindling to a crackling fire in the hearth. An interview about her new album, “Soldier of Love” (Epic) — only her sixth studio album dating back to her 1984 debut, and due for release on Tuesday — stretched into a four-hour conversation.
“I’ve got absolutely no real perception, properly, of time,” said Sade, 51, who was born Helen Folasade Adu in Ibadan, Nigeria. Her father was a Nigerian university teacher of economics; her mother was an English nurse, and raised her in rural England after the couple divorced. Sade’s speaking voice is even lower than the husky alto in her songs, the elegantly subdued ballads that have sold more than 50 million albums worldwide.
I absolutely adore her! She just seems so real, down to earth, and chill.
btw...on the website, it says she was supposed to be on The Today Show today--but I didn't see anything of her.
Don't know what happened...
let see if she's on The Late Show with David Letterman tonight.
lengthy but interesting article:
Sade is so very private, so extremely wary of the press that her friends - all of whom are bound to silence - have nicknamed her Howie, after Howard Hughes. The most reclusive British singer of the 1980s has kept such a low profile since her Smooth Operator days - one tour in 14 years - that, when we meet at the London office of her record label to hear the songs from her new album, Soldier of Love, I am the only person in the room who has met her before.
It’s 10 years since her last album release, the 2000 offering, Lovers Rock. Despite or maybe because of that, the reverence she commands is palpable. She is the most successful solo female artist Britain has ever produced: she has sold more than 50m albums in a career that stretches back 27 years. And more than half of those albums were sold from the mid-1990s onwards, when Sade all but disappeared from view. Since then, she has only surfaced a few times — and this is the only face-to-face interview she will consent to now.
Paradoxically, in person she is open, friendly and relaxed - she’s happy to let me into her spacious Georgian house in leafy north London - and willing to laugh at herself. Unlike her songs, which are often freighted with introspective sadness and regret, her conversation is punctuated with a lively and very English self-mockery. She tells me about a graffitied poster of herself that her guitarist Stuart Matthewman spotted in New York. Above her glamorous image, some wag had sprayed the observation: “This bitch sings when she wants to.” Sade thinks this hilarious. It sums up her career pretty well. She makes music on her own terms.
She tells me how, on seeing a poster for Lady Gaga’s album The Fame Monster recently, she wondered: “Why can’t I get so worked up about being famous?” She is a complicated, ambitious woman. “Artistically, I have high aspirations. I don’t want to do anything less than the best I can do,” she says. Yet she spurns the promotional rigmarole of the industry, despite knowing that it's hard to win the public’s sympathy if you ignore them.
The real QUEEN is back!
No loss of voice!
sade is a godess,my favorite of hers is "feel no pain" the video is heaven,and the song is actually more relevant now than when it came out!