It has been ten years since Sade has released a studio album with original songs. On February 8, 2010 her latest album drops. In order to satiate her ravenous fans the single “Soldier of Love” was released on radio in December and is ready for downloading this week.
The single is classic Sade as the opening includes heavy drums with a soft melodic undertone causing it to be on music charts that crosses jazz, R&B and the hot 100 pop genre. Written by Sade et al. it announces her return to the music scene. With the lukewarm music of other artists (Janet Jackson’s “Make Me” for one) this track is a welcome oasis. The video is also visually stunning as it is riddled with ‘80s clichés. There are male dancers in the roles as military-types, outdoor scenery as a backdrop that you know is a studio and a white horse. However it works since Sade is the undisputed warrior of the complex love song.
Will Sade’s newest album compare to the latest single? Stay tuned to find out.