If you didn’t hear Lover’s Rock, the brilliant, sultry 2000 release from Sade Adu, then you must been living under a rock. Fortunately for all that did, the British singer is prepping for a follow-up to that disc, reports Reuters.
Sources at Sony Records have confirmed that Sade and her self-titled band are recording new material through the month of June with the hopes of releasing a full-length album later in 2009.
"She is in the studio and the album will come when it is ready," a source told Billboard. "You don’t wait for years for one and then rush it."
Stuart Matthewman, aka Cottonbelly, a member of Sade’s band, co-signed the news and said that the album is in its "early days" and is months away from being complete.
The rumor mill began to churn last week when Sade2009.com hit the Web and announced that the songstress would release an album on November 24. Sade’s label quickly distanced itself from the site and said, "We do not know where that fan site could have got that release date from, but it is 100 percent not true."
When Billboard spoke with the owner of the Website, he maintained that the release date was "official." However, now the site reads: "The date above has been changed, a representative from Sony confirmed the new date to be unknown. Please check back for the update on Sade’s album release."
For all of you wondering if Miss Adu has still got it, check out the Facebook message that her labelmate, Maxwell, posted about the upcoming project: "Trust me, it’s so monolithic it’ll shake you in your shoes!"
— Whitney Teal