Nelly Furtado took to her Twitter account earlier today to reveal the cover art for her highly anticipated new album, The Spirit Indestructible. “It’s light in color so that it’s black-sharpie-ready for when I sign CDs for the beautiful fans,” tweeted the singer.
Nelly also unveiled Part 3 of the Behind the Scenes series about the official video for “Big Hoops (Bigger The Better),” which will premiere this Monday, May 7th on Vevo, and is featured on today’s “Hot This Week” special on Vevo alongside Nicki Minaj, Rihanna, and Justin Bieber. Until then, you can check out the lyric video for the infectious track and pick it up now on iTunes. The Spirit Indestructible is due June 19th on Interscope.
Furtado co-wrote each song on The Spirit Indestructible, which, in keeping with her musically eclectic nature, finds her working with an array of collaborators from across the musical spectrum, including hip-hop songwriter-producer Salaam Remi (Furtado’s “The Night is Young,” Nas), pop songwriter-producer Rodney Jerkins (Michael Jackson, Beyonce and Lady Gaga), veteran metal producer Bob Rock (Metallica), Dutch DJ and EDM producer Tiesto, rock songwriter and producer John Shanks, and Jamaican reggae producer Da Genius. A deluxe version of the album will feature several bonus tracks, including Furtado’s collaborations with Fraser T. Smith (Adele), producer and Passion Pit lead singer Mike Angelakos, and a track featuring the Kenyan Boys Choir that Furtado produced herself.
“I began writing these songs around the time I released my Spanish album Mi Plan,” Furtado says. “I was in a great headspace, feeling refreshed and ready to really deliver in English again. This album is all about positivity, youth, good energy, and the relentlessness of the spirit. I want people to live this music the way we did when we wrote it. I want them to jump, dance, scream, laugh, cry, love, and vibe to it, and to turn it up very loud everywhere.”
The Spirit Indestructible is Furtado’s first English-language studio album since 2006’s double-platinum Loose, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, was certified multi-platinum in 32 countries, and sold 10 million copies worldwide. Loose also spawned three hit singles, including the No. 1’s “Promiscuous” and “Say It Right,” both of which earned Furtado Grammy Award nominations.