“I know the damage is already done/ There’s no going back…”
Perhaps no voice in music history encapsulates the pain, ecstasy and searing intimacy that love brings. As the last of four new songs off her Ultimate Collection, “I Would Have Never Guessed” is also my favorite. It’s just the phrasing of her voice and ivory keys of the piano that compose this track. This allows Sade’s voice and lyrics to stand out much more than say the vocals on her Jay-Z collaboration.
“Is something this broken ever going to fix?” she muses. With Sade, love always hurts so good.
The Ultimate Collection hits stores May 3.