I remember being 7 years old and asking my dad to replay the video for 'No Ordinary Love' over and over again from the Greatest Hits VHS that we owned. That tape replaced a doll for me, it went everywhere with me just in case I needed her magic. 20 years later, it's no different, Sade is an enigma of soul and spirit. Her music inspired every leap of faith that I have ever taken from moving to NYC at 18 to moving to Milan for a year just because it felt right. Sade inspires that gut-feeling thing we all hear but sometimes ignore to do the more 'practical' and 'logical' thing. She represents all the feels, all deepest and most sensual desires that we yearn for in romance, art, travel, everything. She is Helen Folsade Adu and I cannot imagine a world without her.