Known as the “quite storm” of soulful soft ballads, Sade Adu and her band return to the studio for the first time since recording the successful “Lover’s Rock” in 2000, according to “She is in the studio and the album will come when it is ready,” a source at Sony tells Billboard. “You don’t wait for years for one and then rush it.” No release date has been confirmed, but rumors have surfaced that the new CD could drop by the end of the year.—QS