April 7, 2012 at 12:19 pm #380526
Nelly Furtado stormed the charts in 2006 with her multi-platinum album Loose, but she’s been relatively quiet since then. Now the Canadian singer is ready to conquer pop music once again with her long-awaited fourth English album.
T.S.I. (The Spirit Indestructible), Nelly’s first album since 2009’s Spanish-language Mi Plan, will arrive just in time for summer on June 19.
Nelly announced the news on Twitter. “The Spirit Indestructible JUNE 19, 2012,” she wrote.
The first single, “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better),” was produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins and will be released to iTunes on April 17. A video is being shot this week in Los Angeles.
In addition to Jerkins, Nelly has been in the studio with producers including Salaam Remi and Pharrell.
“It has a real classic sound to it, a sound that’s really authentic, super soulful,” said Nelly of her new music.
Making Of: Nelly Furtado – “Big Hoops (Bigger The
Better)”April 7, 2012 at 12:29 pm #380528
YEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!! I love love LOVE Nelly Furtado, and I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for new music from her (even though ‘Mi Plan’ came out not too long ago). I own all 4 of her albums and I love all 4. One of the things I love about Nelly is that each and every one of her albums has a different vibe and feel to it, and I like that she tries to blur the lines of genre. My personal favorite album of hers is ‘Folklore’ (which seems to be her most personal and introspective album), but ‘Loose’ and ‘Whoa, Nelly’ are amazing too, and ‘Mi Plan’ was a fun album. Can’t wait to hear the new single and pick up the new album on June 19th! NELLY’S BACK!!!!April 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm #380529
What an awful title. Specially if “TSI” is going to be a part of it.April 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm #380531
Also, and I am not throwing any shade, I’m happy to see in that little clip for the video that she isn’t doing the trend of dressing in these big spectacle outfits- she looks classically Nelly. Can’t wait to hear “Big Hoops”.April 7, 2012 at 3:20 pm #380532
I think the timing could be right for her right now. I’m looking forward to hearing the music. I’ve been frustrated with her decision to wait to wait six years to release new English Muisc (She should have followed up Loose in 2008 or 2009) bu t what’s done is done.April 7, 2012 at 3:56 pm #380533
The Good: Nelly Furtado is working with Rodney Jerkins, Pharrell and Salaam Remi.
The Bad: She waited too damn long in between albums. Plus, the album title sucks.April 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm #380535
previously called Lifestyle and was
set to be released 2010-2011; however I think her label was disappointed with her
direction and material. It was
previously stated that the album would be influenced by alternative bands and reggae,
but I’m assuming that changed with the inclusion of Darkchild. She started working with him late last year
and he ended up producing 8 songs on the final album track listing. I’m glad she decided not to go back to Timbaland,
because I think his sound has become somewhat outdated and stale. “Big Hoops (Bigger the Better)” sounds like a
ridiculous song title (almost reminds me of early 90’s TLC or Salt-n-Pepa), but
it does hint that she must be adopting an urban direction for the new album.
Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) – Single Cover
Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) – BTS
April 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm #380536
It has been WAY too long of a wait for a new Nelly record. I really hope this album and single are fresh sounding and inspired. LOOSE was one of my favorite albums of the last 10 years, so I hope this one is great too. Nelly is a great artists who always brings something new to the table. She basically brough Timbaland BACK into mainstream pop music back in 2006.April 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm #380537
It has been WAY too long of a wait for a new Nelly record. I really hope this album and single are fresh sounding and inspired. LOOSE was one of my favorite albums of the last 10 years, so I hope this one is great too. Nelly is a great artists who always brings something new to the table. She basically brough Timbaland BACK into mainstream pop music back in 2006.
I couldn’t agree more.April 8, 2012 at 11:37 am #380538
I agree that if the music is good, the title of the album won’t matter to fans, I mean look at The End and then the ridiculous explanation of The Energy Never Dies, how much did that sell with powerful singles?
She took way too long to come back, having already taking enough time before Loose came out, now it’s double that time I think. But she’s still a recognizable talent with some success and she can still sound fresh and new if she wants too. I hope it goes well for her.
The single cover is awful too, is that a ring? And she reworked her logo, her previous font was too outdated but I prefer that one to this new version she’s trying out in that cover.April 8, 2012 at 11:40 am #380539
Can’t wait! If I were gay, Nelly would hands down be my die-hard diva. The woman is extremely talented and I’m glad she’s bringing some “oomph” back into mainstream music. Woot!April 8, 2012 at 1:53 pm #380540
The cover and the new font for the single are interesting, although the song seems like complete fluff. But then again…I was not sold on the title Promiscious Girl either, so maybe I’m worried for no reason. Big Hoops (Bigger the Better) refers to big ear rings btw, therefore the cover is her eyes in a Big Hoop ear ring, not a ring. Here is a picture of her rocking an enormous pair of Hoops, likely for the video.
http://yfrog.com/kgtuucwjApril 9, 2012 at 4:56 pm #380541
Big Hoops preview: