Nelly Furtado Lets Go Of “Red Balloons”: Listen To The Unreleased Track

Mike Wass / February 10, 2014

I miss Nelly Furtado. There’s still a place for the Canadian diva’s distinctive voice and heartfelt lyrics in pop music despite the miserable reception her actually rather great The Spirit Indestructible album received. She’s too talented to simply fade away — as recently surfaced unreleased track “Red Balloons” underlines.

While there’s some debate as to which era the song belongs, it certainly wouldn’t sound out of place on The Spirit Indestructible along side folk-tinged moments like “Bucket List” and “End Of The World”. “Red Balloons” taps a similar vein of melancholy and boasts a strikingly pretty chorus. I would have loved to hear the finished version. Listen to new/old Nelly after the jump.

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