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All Women Everything: 'A Wrinkle In Time' Soundtrack Features Roster Of Female Artists

The album reportedly features appearances from Sade, Kehlani, DJ Khaled, Demi Lovato, and more. 

 

A Wrinkle In Time is the blockbuster film to hit theaters. And in preparation for the film's release, director Ava DuVernay recently revealed the tracklist for the soundtrack, featuring a number of familiar faces in hip-hop and pop.

The Wrinkle In Time soundtrack, which is produced by DuVernay, features a handful of popular female artists, including Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Sia, and Chloe x Halle. It was also recently reported that Sade would be creating her first single in 7 years for the soundtrack, entitled, "Flowers of the Universe." DJ Khaled will also make an appearance on the album.

DuVernay shared what it was like working with Sade, Khaled, and other artists on the soundtrack in a recent press release. "My creative partnership with Sade on ‘Flower of the Universe’ was so connected that I reverse engineered the usual process and used her lyrics as actual dialogue within the film," DuVernay said of her experience. "I truly loved working with DJ Khaled who jumped into this project with open arms and an open heart, along with the great Demi Lovato. Sia, Kehlani and Chloe x Halle beautifully embraced the visuals of the film to create distinct songs that expand and elevate Meg’s heroic journey."

 

A Wrinkle In Time is a live-action movie adaptation of the 1962 novel of the same name by Madeline L'Engle. The story follows protagonist, Meg Murry (played by Storm Reid) on her search for her father (Chris Pine), whom is lost in another dimension of time. During her voyage, she runs into a number of magical characters. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling also star in the film.

A Wrinkle In Time and its soundtrack will be available on Mar. 9. Check out the complete 22-track list below.

1. Flower of the Universe (No I.D. Remix) Performed by Sade
2. I Believe Performed by DJ Khaled Featuring Demi Lovato
3. Magic Performed by Sia
4. Let Me Live Performed by Kehlani
5. Warrior Performed by Chloe x Halle
6. Park Bench People Performed by Freestyle Fellowship
7. Flower of the Universe Performed by Sade Score by Ramin Djawadi
8. A Wrinkle in Time
9. Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which
10. Darkness Across the Universe
11. Touch the Stars
12. Happy Medium
13. Camazotz
14. Home
15. Uriel
16. Is This a Dream?
17. Forgive Me
18. Be a Warrior
19. Tap Into Your Mind
20. Tesseract
21. Sorry I’m Late
22. The Universe Is Within All of Us

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Just announced in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios’ BLADE with Mahershala Ali. #SDCC

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After the triumph of Black Panther and a host of other inclusive super hero movies in the last couple years, Ali carrying the torch after Wesley Snipes immortalized the role is a win.

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