A decade has passed since the world has experienced a Sade video and on Monday, January 11th at 12 AM ET, “Soldier of Love,” the first single off Sade’s forthcoming album, makes its worldwide video debut on Amazon.com. The video can be found on Amazon’s music homepage and Sade’s artist page.
The video, directed by Sophie Muller, utilizes powerful yet dreamlike imagery with militant style dancing that coincides with the martial drums pulsating throughout the song. Channeling a futuristic wild-wild-west battleground coupled with her smooth, seductive voice, the video creates an intriguing contrast that captures the ultimate struggle and purpose to find love.
“Soldier of Love” continues to make radio history with a listening audience of over 17 million. In less than four weeks “Soldier of Love” is a top five record at Urban Hot AC and Smooth Jazz, already making it one of the fastest moving records of this year’s radio charts.
“Soldier of Love” which Sade co-produced with Mike Pela, was written by Sade along with longtime collaborators Andrew Hale, Stuart Matthew man and Paul Spencer Denman. Recorded in England and set for release on February 9th, SOLDIER OF LOVE marks Sade’s first official studio album since the multi-platinum release of Lovers Rock in 2000.
Known for their one of a kind timeless sound, Sade has enjoyed phenomenal success both internationally and stateside throughout the span of their twenty-five year career. Since the release of their debut album, Diamond Life in 1984 the band has seen all five of their studio albums land in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart selling a total of more than 50 million albums worldwide to date. They’ve been nominated for American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and have won three Grammy Awards – first in 1986 for Best New Artist, then in 1994 for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group for “No Ordinary Love,” and again in 2002 for Best Pop Vocal Album with Lovers Rock.