Nelly Furtado will be lucky to sell five copies of The Spirit Indestructible in America, so it’s a little weird seeing her suddenly performing “Parking Lot” on the country’s biggest talk show, Live! With Kelly and Michael. Not that I’m complaining. Its album release week and Nelly needs to put in some serious work to plug this underrated disc.
Nelly delivered a really fun performance, serving up her signature strong and unique vocals with a lot of sass and some Hawaiian hula moves.
Nelly looks so happy right now, like she doesn’t even care that TSI is set for a Fantasy Ride sized flop. Usually in these bleak situations, the album is pushed back repeatedly, the artist stomps around making excuses, half the songs leak and then the project is either scrapped or re-recorded with new material. In Nelly’s case, Interscope has gotten right behind her, releasing the album with no hit singles and still giving Nelly some decent first-week promo.
TSI isn’t even in the new releases section in Australian record stores (you have to go to the Nelly Furtado section to dig out a copy wedged behind Loose), but Nelly seems overjoyed just to be out performing her new music, with album sales and money just an afterthought.
Nelly’s attitude is so refreshing. Such a dignified goddess!
Are your faves this classy? If your fave is Alicia Keys, then the answer is no (*looks at “Put It In a Love Song*).