It looks like Grammy-winning singer, Sade Adu is hellbent on adding a ‘Best Original Song’ Oscar to her already-stacked trophy case, and the British-Nigerian superstar clearly isn’t leaving any of it up to chance.
After releasing her first song in 7 years, “Flower of the Universe”, for Ava Duvernay’s unexpected misfire, A Wrinkle In Time, she’s now set to release another song for Steve McQueen’s upcoming thriller, Widows.
Sade’s new song, which is titled “The Big Unknown”, will reportedly appear over the end credits of the acclaimed filmmaker’s follow-up to 12 Years a Slave, which deservedly took home the Oscar for ‘Best Picture’ in 2014.
Based on the 1983 British miniseries of the same name, Widows follows the story of four women (Viola Davis, Cynthia Erivo, Michelle Rodriquez and Elizabeth Debicki) who plan a heist to repay the debt their dead husbands left behind.
Speaking about working with Sade, McQueen said:
“It was an honour to work with such a legend. Sade is an incomparable talent and incredible artist who so rarely releases new material, but luckily the original series of ‘Widows’ had deeply resonated with her.”
Considering the fact that Widows is already being touted as one of the year’s biggest Oscar players, it’s safe to say that Sade’s “The Big Unknown” could very well end up in the thick of the ‘Best Original Song’ conversation as well, and we can’t wait.
Widows is set to hit cinemas on November 16.