Nelly Furtado Rewrote Album to Please Daughter

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Nelly FurtadoNelly Furtado rewrote her album to please her daughter.

The Canadian-born singer recorded her new album Mi Plan at home and paid careful attention to the advice she was given by five-year-old Nevis — her child with husband Demacio Castellon — when putting together the final track listing.

“I had English writer’s block so I decided to make an album in Spanish,” she said. “I played it to my daughter and she said to me, ‘Mummy there are too many slow songs. You need more fast songs.’

“So mummy went back to the studio and put a couple more fast songs on the album.

“She’s like a little A and R person and is pretty musical for her age.”

While the Spanish album took the Maneater star in a new direction, she is already thinking ahead to her next direction and wants to collaborate with Bulletproof hitmakers La Roux.

“I love La Roux and I’m there for a collaboration,” said Nelly. “It would be fun.

“It’s fantastic how popular dance music is right now and I’d love to do something more dancey in the future.

“It would be something natural for me to do because I started out in trip hop and dance has always been a part of my music.”