On the 13th October 2000, The Lead single By Your Side by the English Group Sade from their fifth Album, Lovers Rock(2000), written by Sade Adu and produced by Sade Adu and Mike Pela was released in The United kingdom. Later on the 12 January 2001, it was released in The United States of America. The track was nominated for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards (2001) and in 2002, it was listed as the 48th Greatest Love Song of all Time by VH1. But, what I think makes This Song the Greatest of All Time is how the song is able to touch Generations of Artists and people around the Globe even after it’s no more making The Trend. Indeed, The Charming Neo Soul guitar play a very charming and eloquent melody while the superb voice and performance by Sade Adu act like an Elixir, washing away any pain and suffering and bringing you comfort.
Today, I’d like to tell you about a True Story of the Effect of this Song. I went to investigate into the Remix Cyrille The Angel made. By the way, you can find the remix here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_Fq2zuvLnFY. And the older Version still on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7fSAzx3nOV8.
About The Transcend: Cyrille The Angel, How are you today?
Cyrille The Angel: I am good and you?
About The Transcend: I’m good too. Today, we will discuss your Remix of By Your Side by The English Group Sade. Can you tell us the story behind it? And The Date…. because what I found is incredible. It is…
Cyrille The Angel: We must be in the beginning of 2016 and I got Love sick. Let’s call it that way. I felt that I needed to listen to a real Love Song. I started to look into my computer and found nothing. And I felt that I was fading. I mean I was losing Life, you know what I’m saying. I looked everywhere on my computer and found nothing. And at some point, worried as f23k, I found a Song by Sade. I discovered Sade in 2014 with her song King of Sorrow. I even remixed the song. The song that I found was titled By Your Side. I decided to play it. It was it. I started to get better… and I was saved. And thank you to Sade. This is when I realised that she was Alone on the Song. No women should be left alone like that. So, I took my pen and wrote and perform the remix. And it is the Old Version that I released on YouTube.
About The Transcend: Interesting. But from what I found when investigating into your stuffs, I found that there are two versions. The final one is the second one. What happened to the first version? What happened?
Cyrille The Angel: What happened is…. No… You’re not wrong to go into details that way. You’re not.
About The Transcend: It’s our duty to know… I might intrude…
Cyrille The Angel: Lol. I am ok with it. I am ok. What was I saying…. yes. When I finished performing the first version, I decided to have it reviewed by my younger brother: Kascott LK. For those who don’t know him, he is the Producer of my First Album: Victory. He will tell me this is serious s@#t… Serious one. He will be harsh with me. And he was angry that I dishonoured her. He is a Big Fan of Sade Music. I didn’t know that he knew her that way. I knew that he loves Lionel Richie Music too much but not Sade. I stayed there myself and decided to brush off the excitation behind doing the song and see what it is actually. I will find that the first version was trash. That’s when I decided to make the second version.
About The Transcend: But what made it Trash if I may ask?
Cyrille The Angel: I didn’t go deep on it. I stayed superficial. So, I decided to rewrite the Lyrics. The Lyrics of the first version was also superficial. So, I went deep on it and actually it was like I made Love to her. And I always feel ashamed about that but, I felt like I had to do it for the good the song brought to me.
About The Transcend: I see. You called her babygirl… did you know then that she is your Mother’s Age?
Cyrille The Angel: Lol. I thought she was in her 40’s. So, I was in my late 20’s when I did the song. So, for me, it was cool. But I seriously think that she needed to be accompanied by a man. What I just did is to place myself as the Legatee of the Song. And I reacted to it. That’s what I did. But, Lol.
About The Transcend: I understand. The Song is Dope. And I will leave people judge it. You made the song in 2016 but released it only on August 2018 on YouTube. You re-performed again the song and Master it yourself. This is the story of the master version. The Link is up there. But tell me why such a delay? Why?
Cyrille The Angel: I think it is among my Masterpieces. I made lot of Remixes during the Victory period (Preparation of my Album Victory). This one was personal. I talked about it in length on my Instagram account: @cyrilletheangel. But I decided to release it because I felt like one day she might leave this Life and I think she needed to listen to it. And I wanted also to celebrate Life.
About The Transcend: You called her Darling… lol.
Cyrille The Angel: Lol. You crazy man
About The Transcend: But let me tell you what I found about your Remix of By Your Side by Sade. On the 11th January 2016 at 8:45:06PM, you created the First Version of your Remix. Then at 1:30:51AM on the 12th January 2016, you modified the song. The Modified one can be found on YouTube. The Link is up there. But guess what, my friend. 4 days later, Sade Adu was celebrating her 57th birthday. She was born on the 16th January 1959. The Musical genre Transcend named her as His Shining Star (alumni) for her Great achievement. You made sure that she be known as such here on the Transcend. And this year, she will celebrate her 60th birthday.
Cyrille The Angel: Waouh…
About The Transcend: Thank you, bro. Thank you.
For those who would like to know more, just follow Cyrille The Angel on Instagram and check out the stories. Check out also the Remix on YouTube and let us know if you like it or not.
Investigations made By About The Transcend
Informations taken from Wikipedia and Cyrille The Angel’s stuffs