Nelly Furtado

Well, seems she's back with Universal Music. So I do think that she's coming for something big. She explored a little bit as an indie artist, but after her loose songs have been that successful on tiktok, it's reasonable that the label is interested in bringing her back.

Universal re-released her digital albums with deluxe editions, plus her youtube channel has been uploading lyric videos with the original loose artwork. Also she's been in some red carpets, with a new and hot look... She's definitely coming back for something more mainstream this time.
Would LOVE another album like Folklore (my favourite album of hers) but imagine her coming back with a record like Loose and it feeling like 2006 where she was absolutely everywhere.

Basically whatever she comes back with, I'm perched!

She needs to find a good balance between Folklore and Loose. I think that is her sweet spot that no other pop girl can do as good as her.
I felt The Spirit Indestructible was a completely different concept from Loose. In Loose she was a hot mama and explored with her sexual image. Also the sounds were between latin and r&b. For TSI, Nelly worked with Rodney Jerkins, which is more known for r&b but also for his electronic bits and remixes, and she had this african influence. So it was a completely different style.

Nelly has been always characterized by changing. She never delivers the same. She even changed her hairstyle about 5 times or more during the Loose era. She's constantly changing.

From the snippets she has shared... seems that there are some latin vibes in the new record. So I'm guessing she is bringing Loose 2.0 but in 2023 and without Timbaland? And probably even some Folklore on it.
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Some of the production on The Spirit Indestructible was straight up harsh. That whip sample on "High Life" legit hurts my ears. But there are a few keepers for sure.
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Although The Spirit Indestructible wasn't the strongest follow-up to Loose, it's kind of surprising that all of its singles underperformed and completely failed to chart in some markets.

"Spirit Indestructible," "Parking Lot" and "Waiting For The Night" sound like hits, particularly the title track.

I didn't love "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" and perhaps it would've worked better as a promo single instead of as the lead single like initially planned, but I'm glad that it received a second life as Rain Radio's "Talk About."

I find her vocals quite harsh on the title track but I think The Spirit Indestructible is a solid album.

Big Hoops (Bigger the Better), High Life, Parking Lot, Bucket List, Waiting for the Night, Mircles, End of the World and Be OK - all great songs.

I remember there being a ton of bonus tracks too, different ones for different countries and some of them were great.