Song of the Day: Sade

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

I've never gotten much into the soft, saccharine bedroom sounds of '80s soul, of which Sade was a principle figure, but the opening track from Soldier of Love is a smooth, expertly produced jam. Clever synth and percussion overlays, as well as a melodic background sheen, never detract from Sade's trademark -- that she's singing vulnerably to each listener.