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Behind the scenes of ‘Solider of Love‘

28th January 2010

We’ve just added a new clip to Sade’s video player on the homepage.

The video features behind the scenes footage of Sade recording the new album, interviews with the band talking about how the album came together, and their career in music up to now.

You can watch it right now over on Sade’s official video player.

Hear tracks from ‘Soldier of Love‘

27th January 2010

We are very pleased to bring you the news that three tracks from Sade’s forthcoming album, ‘Soldier Of Love’, released February 8th, are now available for you to listen to online.

To hear the first track, titled ‘Moon and the Sky’ now, just head to Sade’s official MySpace page. To hear ‘Skin’, just go to BET.com, and you can listen to ‘In Another Time’ on The Ellen Degeneres Show’s site.

‘Solider of Love‘ reviewed in Q

25th January 2010

Sade’s upcoming album Soldier Of Love has received a glowing write-up in the March issue of prestigious British music magazine Q. Calling it a ‘triumph’, the magazine praises the ‘life-affirming’ vocals, and has selected the ‘magnificently sung’ track Baby Father as one of its Q50 Essential Tracks.

Sade nominated for Brit Award

19th January 2010

To Celebrate its 30th Anniversary, The BRIT Awards 2010 will include a new retrospective award – The ‘British Album of 30 Years’. The category includes the top 10 best selling albums that have also won British Album categories over the past three decades, and we are very happy to announce that Sade’s debut album ‘Diamond Life’ has been nominated. The award will be voted for by Radio 2 and 6 Music listeners – more details to follow soon.

In the meantime, here’s the full the full list of nominations for BRITs Album of 30 years.

BRITs Album of 30 Years
Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
Dido – No Angel
Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
Duffy – Rockferry
Keane – Hopes & Fears
Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
Sade – Diamond Life
The Verve – Urban Hymns
Travis – The Man Who

Sade on HMV

15th January 2010

HMV have just launched a special page dedicated to Sade, in advance of the release of new album ‘Soldier Of Love’.

You can pre-order ‘Soldier Of Love’ over at the dedicated page, or explore Sade’s back catalogue, including their greatest hits collection ‘Best Of Sade’.

Visit the HMV store

Pre-order ‘Soldier of Love‘ on iTunes

14th January 2010

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

Solider of Love review on Pitchfork

4th January 2010

Top music site Pitchfork have written a glowing review of Sade’s new album, hailing the group’s ‘distinct sound, precisely constructed to perforate the artifice of performance and directly convey the wages of the heart’ and praising Sade’s ‘incomparable voice’.

Read the full review.

‘Solider of Love‘ Video Premiere

14th January 2010

The video for ‘Soldier of Love’ is now viewable here on Sade’s official website.

The promo was directed by Sophie Muller and utilizes powerful yet dreamlike imagery with militant style dancing that coincides with the martial drums of the song.

Channeling a futuristic wild-wild-west battleground coupled with her smooth, seductive voice, the video creates an intriguing contrast that captures the ultimate struggle and purpose to find love.

First single from Soldier of Love

7th December 2009

‘Soldier Of Love’ is the highly anticipated first single off Sade’s forthcoming new body of work by the same name.

Sade co-produced the single ‘Soldier Of Love’ with Mike Pela and it was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthewman and Paul Spencer Denman.

The track, featuring a pulsating and anthemic drum beat along with the haunting vocals that Sade is known for, is set to hit airwaves on 8th December.

It will kick off the countdown for the album, which was recorded in England and is set for release worldwide on 8th February.

Sade’s official YouTube channel

4th December 2009

We’re proud to announce that Sade has launched a brand new official YouTube channel dedicated to their work in anticipation of the forthcoming Soldier of Love album.

If you’d love to relive any of the videos that made Sade an iconic band and video pioneers from ‘Your Love Is King’ to ‘King of Sorrow’, please check out the channel at www.youtube.com/sadesme