Initially, I wasn’t sure about Sade’s “Soldier of Love” track. I gave it a quick listen through and didn’t see what all the hype was about (as it appeared on two of my frequented music blogs). When I saw it on the mainstream blogs getting recognition and I somehow had amassed a few copies of it in my iTunes library, I gave it another listen.
The real gem to me is the snare drum. I understand the connection between a snare drum and the military, but it just fits the song so well. And if I’m not mistaken, people are continuing to take notice. ABC is even using the track to promote the final season of Lost.
Sade’s album drops February 9th and if this track is any indication, we’ve got a strong contender already for album of the year in 2010. I’m having a bit of trouble posting the video but you can check it out at The Smoking Section.