Last month, approximately 7,000 people went out and purchased Nelly Furtado‘s latest album, ‘The Spirit Indestructible’. A far cry from the 219k pushed with the ‘Promiscuous’-preceded ‘Loose’. However, the eclectic songstress still stands by the project, a project that is not defined by current trends, and potential radio spins.
“[The Spirit Indestructible's] a good litmus test because that means you are always happy no matter what happens,” Furtado says. “I’m so proud of it creatively. I’ve gotten feedback that it’s a very liberating album to listen to and for me it was liberating to create it. Luckily, I have had a lot of ups and downs in my career on a commercial level, so I’m very bulletproof in that way.”
‘The Spirit Indestructible’ is the biggest high-profile flop in recent years, especially for an artist that had so much success during the last decade. The sad thing about it is that her commercial failure had nothing to do with the material, but because people simply forgot about her after a six year hiatus. I think this album is one of the best pop ones to be released this year. Can she come back from such floppage? Only time will tell.