Coming off her 7-year hiatus, Sade Adu and her band returned with two new singles this year, “Flower of the Universe” and “The Big Unknown”. Both songs are soundtrack for movies but only “The Big Unknown”, the soundtrack for the Steve McQueen-directed “Widows” made the shortlist for “Best Original Song” at this year’s Oscars.
The film which starred British-Nigerian actress, Cynthia Erivo is based on a bank heist led by women who come under pressure from police and rival gangs. Sade’s heartfelt performance over the soothing beat Aaron Taylor Dean produces scored the emotive scene in the film as she performed an ode to rising out from the dark place. The other shortlisted songs on the Oscar “Best Original Song” shortlist include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”, Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars” from “Black Panther” and Emily Blunt and the cast for “Mary Poppins Returns”‘s “The Place Where Lost Things Go” and “Trip A Little Light Fantastic”.
See the lyrics video for Sade’s “The Big Unknown” below.
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