""Sometimes Love Has To Let Go""
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: