Nelly Furtado Discusses Upcoming Album, ‘The Spirit Indestructible’
Nelly Furtado hit it big on the charts in 2006 and 2007 with a string of Timbaland-produced singles, including “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right.” But, taking a different approach with her career, she steered clear from the Top 40 on her follow-up, 2009’s Mi Plan, a Spanish-language album. With her fourth English-language album (and fifth studio release overall) set for release later this year, Furtado spoke about The Spirit Indestructible with Rolling Stone over the last week.
Furtado’s album was announced officially in April and is now scheduled to hit stores in September. In talking about the release, she told Rolling Stone: "It's been about two or three years in the making, but usually when you spend that much time, it ends up being something you're quite proud of. I think it's important to take breaks between albums, to live life and experience things, because my albums are so personal. The album sounds, though, incredibly fun, and it's sort of a juxtaposition of a lot of things – playful vocals with really heavy beats. There's this innocence with this sort of wisdom."
Listeners have already gotten a glimpse of the album with its first single, a track called “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better),” which was released on April 17 and produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Along with Jerkins, Salaam Remi and Pharrell are producing Spirit. Currently, “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)” cracked the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart.
Do you think The Spirit Indestructible will propel Furtado back up to the top of the charts again? And, if you have caught her latest single, what do you make of it?
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