You can now pre-order the much-anticipated sixth studio album, Soldier of Love from Sade on iTunes.
Vocalist Sade Adu, bassist Paul Denman, guitarist and sax player Stuart Matthewman and keyboardist Andrew Hale started work on the album at Peter Gabriel’s Real World studio in 2008 and after a series of fortnightly sessions, the album was completed in the summer of 2009.
The feel of the music has moved away from the old country soul styling of Lover’s Rock and has assumed a more eclectic identity. At times the band sound like the original Sade, with Matthewman back blowing soft sax on ‘In Another Time’ and the vocal on ‘Long Hard Road’ hymning. But with songs such as the joyously quirky reggae chant ‘Babyfather’, and the dramatically arranged album opener ‘The Moon and the Sky’, Sade have been exploring new territory.
Sade says, ‘I never want to repeat myself. And that becomes a more interesting challenge for us the longer we carry on together.’
Pre-order the album on iTunes