After a long lull, 44-year-old Nelly Furtado has made her first magazine cover appearance, giving a wide-ranging interview and promising to release new songs. The Canadian singer, famous for her catchy rhythm and blues ballads in the noughties, was the heroine of the fresh issue of Fault, thus starring for the glossy for the first time in 6 years! In a conversation with an interviewer, the pop star confessed that her career was boosted by social media, specifically video sharing platforms where her old tracks quickly went viral among young people.
“My daughter once said: “Mom, your music is trending on social media!”, Furtado recalled. – ‘I didn’t even have an app, and I didn’t know how to use it. And then we started making short, funny videos together. At the same time, I started going out partying more and I started hearing more and more of my music somewhere. I found out why the DJs were putting on these old tracks and found that people still wanted to party to my songs. When I started in the business I was told, “One hit wonder”, but it’s been 20 years and people still like my music.”
As for new music, Nelly has made it clear that she is already working on material and doing her best to make it the best it can be.
“Over the last year I have surrounded myself with a lot of creative people and we work together in the studio. I take a ‘the more the merrier’ approach and understand that I need to keep an open mind so I can think fresh,” explained the singer. – It’s all about staying creative, being visible, listening to music and being in the know. You can’t just rest on your laurels and then one day go into the studio and make good music.”
What’s more, Furtado has, in her own words, more than a hundred brand new compositions ready for release in a year and a half.
Recall that Nelly Furtado released her last full-length studio album, Ride, in 2017. Among the iconic hits of the performer are the songs “Say It Right”, “Maneater”, “I’m Like a Bird”, “All Good Things (Come To An End)” and many others.