Sade, music's most prominent, ageless figure is officially back in the studio. The British-Nigerian has secretly snuck out some musical offerings that refuse to fly under the radar of true music enthusiasts that just enjoy the harmonious perfection Sade has provided to the mass over the past several decades. The Songstress recently provided a one-off single contribution for Ava DuVernay’s film, A Wrinkle in Time, entitled, "Flower of the Universe." Now, the world-renowned artist is back with another soundtrack offering entitled, "The Big Unknown", for Steve McQueen’s new film, Widows, starring Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Liam Neeson, Robert Duvall, and more.
"The Big Unknown" radiates melancholy vibes as Sade's warm voice floats over slow-tempo piano chords and heavy bass. The drums appropriately take a backseat to the vocal and melody tracks allowing Sade to emote the somber lyrical content of one attempting to withdraw themselves from slipping into the depths of depression and mental anguish. The song intensifies throughout the chorus, with the help of clashing of cymbals, string progressions, electric guitar harmonies, and punchy piano melodies. Towards the end of the track, Sade displays her vocal range bringing the song to a beautiful climax before it ultimately ends back in a bleak atmosphere.
Sade's latest song comes with a lyrical video featuring short frames and scenes from the movie, Widow, and can be seen in its entirety below. Widow will be out in U.S theaters come this Friday, Nov. 16, alongside with the original soundtrack featuring sounds by the film’s score by Hans Zimmer, will be available digitally. Physical CD copies of the soundtrack will be available come Nov. 30, while vinyl records will drop at the tail end of the year come Dec. 28. Check out "The Big Unknown" by Sade right now.