The wait may soon be over.
Sade is working on her first album in eight years, according to her longtime collaborator Stuart Matthewman.
“We’re working on a new album,” Matthewman, an original member of the Grammy-winning band, tells Rated R&B.
Sade and her team currently have “a bunch of songs” that they plan to release once they’re satisfied with them. “When we’re happy, then we’ll let everyone else hear it,” he adds.
At a time when artists are frequently releasing new music, Sade is not worried about timelines. “[Sade’s] not interested in the fame or any of that [other] stuff. She likes to put out art. So when it’s ready, it will come out.”
Her label, Epic Records, has not applied any pressure either. “The record company knows there’s no point in nagging us or giving us deadlines,” says Matthewman. “It doesn’t really help the process.”
Sade’s last album was 2010’s Soldier of Love, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with first-week sales of 502,000 copies. In March, fans were treated to a new song, “Flower of the Universe,” as part of the soundtrack to Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time.