Sade Contribute New Song to Steve McQueen Film Widows
“The Big Unknown” will appear over the end credits of the 12 Years a Slave follow-up
A new song by Sade will appear in Widows, the upcoming film by director Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), as Stereogum notes (via The Los Angeles Times). The song, titled “The Big Unknown,” plays over the end credits of McQueen’s adaptation of the UK crime series “Widows.” “It was an honour to work with such a legend,” McQueen said in a statement. “Sade is an incomparable talent and incredible artist who so rarely releases new material, but luckily the original series of ‘Widows’ had deeply resonated with her.”
Widows—which stars Viola Davis, Daniel Kaluuya, Robert Duvall, and more—debuts September 8 at the Toronto International Film Festival. It hits theaters November 16. The screenplay was written by McQueen and Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl, Sharp Objects).
“The Big Unknown” marks Sade’s second new song for a film this year: They previously contributed “Flower of the Universe” to A Wrinkle in Time. In July, Sade’s Stuart Matthewman revealed that the group is working on their first new album since 2010’s Soldier of Love: “When it’s ready, it will come out,” he said.