Nelly Furtado is playing catch up on "Phoenix."
After releasing a string of one-off songs over the last year, Furtado is readying The Ride (out March 31), her first proper album in five years. Following “Cold Hard Truth” and “Pipe Dreams” is “Phoenix,” a quiet piano ballad about rediscovering herself.
"I got into the business young. I fell in love young. I had a baby young. I was in my twenties when it all began. Then, all of the sudden, I was juggling a career and motherhood and I felt like I was on fast-forward," Furtardo told Macleans.ca. "My soul had to catch up."
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Furtado said she was inspired to write the track following Robin Williams’s death.
"Those ideas of somebody feeling so desperate…we can all have those kinds of feelings," she says. "When you’re scrambling to fill the void in your life and you feel like you’re drowning… we all yearn to hear that one friend’s voice, say: 'You’re going to get through this.' I wanted to have a song that expressed that feeling of hope."
Listen to the tender tune below:
Nelly live-premiered the song earlier this year: