Nelly Furtado’s “The Spirit Indestructible”: Listen

Becky Bain / July 3, 2012

We’ve heard Nelly Furtado perform the title track from her new album The Spirit Indestructible live in Paris, and today comes the studio version of the single, produced by Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins, who also worked on Nelly’s previous single “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)”.

The track begins with the Canadian songstress singing over what sounds like a harpsichord before the beat comes down and the dance party begins. Oddly, there’s something totally 80s about whatever’s going on in this hot mess of a song. Rap-Up says this is a radio rip, but it comes off like an unfinished demo that needs a lot more work to make the whole thing mesh together. And we know Nelly has always been a bit nasal, but here she just sounds like she’s whining. See for yourself below.

The Spirit Indestructible drops September 18.

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