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11.25.2009

The S Factor: Sade & Solange

Next year is looking like a marvelous year for comebacks, with records from Toni Braxton, Bilal, Amy Winehouse (fingers and toes crossed), and now, most definitely, another British import Ms. Sade Adu. The stunning leading lady of the self-named band Sade will release a new album, Soldier of Love, on February 8, 2010. Ten years overdue, it will be the group’s first studio album since 2000’s Lovers Rock.

The album art is absolutely beautiful, and artistic, exactly what we can expect from her musically as well. The album is up for presale on Amazon.


Solange Knowles is also working on new music to follow up her stellar debut Sol-Angel & the Hadley St. Dreams, which is still heavily on repeat might I add. This song Stillness is the Move leaked last week, which at first listen might be inseperable from Erykah Badu's Bag Lady, which sampled Dr. Dre's Xxplosive. Take a second listen, or however many you need to appreciate the track for her smooth interpretation and story line.


Also, in an interview Wale gave us a little more insight into what she's been working on, including a soulful interpretation of 25 Lighters, a Houston rap classic by DJ DMD featuring KeKe and Fat Pat.


-S.