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"Sometimes Love Has To Let Go"

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""Sometimes Love Has To Let Go""

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New Sade, people.  It’s typically gorgeous and limpid, even without the metaphor of being washed clean, which is central to the song.  Sade is someone I like, even though I would say I have trouble listening to her sometime.  I think it’s a combination of pacing, vocal style, and lyrics.  I tend to feel a bit like I’m sinking under the song, and the lyrics come along just often enough to pull me back enough into the narrative and images.  That said, periodically I find myself with “Lovers Rock” on repeat for days at a time.  I think it reminds me of being by myself on the beach I’ve been going to my entire life:

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