Click here to watch Sade‘s incredible mini-documentary tracking the creation of Soldier of Love, their first album in a decade. It’s a longer video, but it offers a rare glimpse into a recording studio filled with talented musicians working to make real musical magic.
Some of the greatest highlights here are Sade Adu’s many quotable offerings, including her own self-analysis:
I didn’t ever want to be a singer. I ended up being a singer. I mean, I’ve developed skills I suppose, over the years. I’m more capable than I used to be. I’m more able to express what I want to. I’m less limited, but I’ve never had the aspirations that a lot of singers have and that’s probably why I’m quite, in some ways, uncomfortable with the fame.
There’s something completely rejuvenating and heartwarming about watching this talented bunch at work, a sentiment that later echoes in Adu’s reflections:
I do feel a responsibility, when we’re making music, to create something with love in it, so I think people can then feel it, and that’s what you’re giving them. I’m never flippant about music. What we do is always like a mission, a task which I don’t undertake lightly.
Sade’s Soldier of Love will be released on February 8 worldwide, and February 9 in the US.