Nelly Furtado’s upcoming LP ‘The Ride’ is shaping up to be her most experimental project to date.
UPDATE // DECEMBER 20:
Nelly Furtado released a lo-fi music video for “Pipe Dreams.” In the clip, Furtado is seen aimlessly wandering around a junky apartment checking herself out in any reflection available.
EARLIER // NOVEMBER 15:
Nelly Furtado’s upcoming LP The Ride is shaping up to be her most experimental project to date.
It’s been five years since the song bird released The Spirit Indestructible, but her return is imminent. In recent weeks, Furtado has put forth several earworms to keep us intrigued, including a cover of “Feels So Close,” the appetizer track “Behind Your Back” and the breezy bop “Islands Of Me.”
The Ride, which she describes as “modern pop-alternative,” debuts March 3 and could feature collaborations from Kaytranada, Dev Hynes, Sky Ferreira and Mustafa Ahmed.
“Don’t sell me no pipe dreams, I want to live in a kaleidoscope,” Furtado sings over shimmery ’80s-inspired production and a chilled organ.
The song straddles between living in reality versus a dream. “A lot of [the new album] touches on that, in terms of sanity versus reality,” she told The Fader. “The comedown, the hangover after the rush, and how you put the pieces back together, and how you make amends with the realer parts of life.”
And watch a teaser for The Ride below: