Sade’s Newest Oasis of Sound

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.

About Donna-Lyn Washington 578 Articles
Donna-lyn Washington has a M.A. in English from Brooklyn College. She is currently teaching at Kingsborough Community College where her love of comics and pop culture play key parts in helping her students move forward in their academic careers. As a senior writer for ReviewFix she has been able to explore a variety of worlds through comics, film and television and has met some interesting writers and artists along the way. Donna-lyn does a weekly podcast reviewing indie comics and has also contributed entries to the 'Encyclopedia of Black Comics,’ the academic anthology ‘Critical Insights: Frank Yerby’ and is the editor for the upcoming book, ‘Conversations With: John Jennings.’

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