Ava DuVernay’s upcoming film, A Wrinkle In Time, is brimming with #BlackGirlMagic. Starring Storm Reid, Gugu Mbatha Raw, and Oprah Winfrey, the film follows 13-year-old Meg (Reid) as she tries to find and her missing father and ends up saving the world.
In the February issue of ESSENCE DuVernay called her latest project a love letter to Black women and girls, and judging by the soundtrack, she wasn’t kidding.
DuVernay took to Twitter to break a little Wrinkle news Tuesday morning, informing fans that Sade — yes, that Sade — has created an original song for the film.
“I never thought she’d say yes, but asked anyway,” DuVernay said of the illusive singer. “She was kind + giving. A goddess. We began a journey together that I’ll never forget.”
DuVernay continued, “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.”
The last time Sade released new music was in 2010 when she dropped her award-winning album Soldier of Love. Known for taking extended breaks, Sade’s decision contribute to the Wrinkle In Time soundtrack is not only a coup for DuVernay, but it’s also a treat for the singer’s fans who have been clamoring for new music for nearly a decade.
In addition to Sade, DuVernay also announced Demi Lovato, Chole x Halle, Sia, and Kehlani would also appear on A Wrinkle In Time’s soundtrack.
“My hope was to gather dynamic women artists to craft a majestic soundtrack for Meg’s journey,” DuVernay explained.
Winfrey has dubbed A Wrinkle in Time this generation’s Wizard of Oz, and DuVernay said the film “was made [with] love for young people. To share ideas about being a light in this often dark world.”
We can’t wait.
A Wrinkle in Time hits theaters on March 9.