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My favorite musician/singer/songwriter, Nelly Furtado finally released her latest album Spirit Indestructible today!
Nelly’s breakthrough track “I’m Like a Bird” first came out back in 2000 in her debut album Whoa, Nelly! Since then, Furtado’s musical journey has flowed and overflowed with unquestionable talent, a relentless quest discovering new kinds of tunes, beats, lyrics and absolutely no fear to experiment with all sorts of emotions.
Some of her hits include “Turn Off The Light” (2001), “Promiscuous”, “Maneater (both released in 2006) and a successful Spanish-language album “Mi Plan” released in 2009. “I’m Like a Bird” won a Juno Award in 2001 for Single of the Year. She also received a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Performance.
In addition to writing her own songs and music, the Canadian artist has contributed with an endless list of artists from all kinds of backgrounds throughout her career. These “kindred spirits,” as she often calls them, include Juanes, Michael Bublé, Timbaland, Julieta Venegas, Alejandro Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, and Wisin & Yandel.
Her musical nature and drive to remain original builds Nelly’s artistic persona producing unique songs that will get stuck in your head all day long. So you end up having something like “Vacación” playing in your head (a tune with a heavy doze of cumbia usually linked to Colombian sensations like Carlos Vives and Shakira) together with “Undercover” (a more electro-pop-rock combination) at the same time. And it is this precise resistance to subscribe to only one genre that sends Nelly’s creativity soaring high allowing her to undertake different rhythms and sonic designs.
The track ‘Spirit Indestructible’, much like the rest of the album, musically and lyrically screams “Don’t give up!” Furtado is anything but afraid to include themes of war or politics in her songs such as “Believers (Arab Spring),” which was inspired by the Libyan rebels.
In the video below, you will enjoy the journey of an incredible man who proves that no matter what life brings (or takes away), nobody can touch the human spirit other than yourself.
Here’s to another masterpiece, Nelly!