Nelly Furtado - Nelly Furtado Wants More 'Professional' Image

Nelly Furtado wants to be seen as a more ''professional'' singer.

The 33-year-old star is known for her raunchy image and risque lyrics in songs like 'Promiscuous Girl', but says the birth of her daughter Nevis eight years ago made her want to appear more sophisticated and encouraged her to censor her songs.

Nelly told the Daily Mirror newspaper: ''From (Nevis' birth) forward I've been looking at my career in a more professional way. Before, I was just floating down the river and not really sure what I was doing.

''Writing-wise I keep her in mind - the tone of things, how I present myself.''

The Canadian star has even replaced the word 'promiscuous' with 'mysterious' in her infamous hit song when she performs it live.

She explained: ''I guess I wanted to show that the song's still a good song without that word in it. It's still melodic.''

Nelly also admitted she came close to ending her career after the release of her 'The Best Of' compilation album in 2010 because she felt creatively exhausted, but she decided to get back into the studio to put her newfound personal growth into words instead.

She confessed: ''I go through a phase like that every once in a while. I love music and I love making it, but I don't love the promotional side because it's draining creatively.

''It's like being a hamster on a wheel with no time to get off. But I usually work through those emotions, and what pulls me back is the music.

''They say you are never more pure than when you write your first album, but I feel I've lived a whole lifetime in the 12 years since it was recorded.''

Nelly's fifth studio album 'The Spirit Indestructible' is released on September 16.


Contactmusic

Tags: Nelly Furtado - Noel Gallagher - Oasis


Editors Recommendations

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

‘Game of Thrones’ is a cultural phenomenon, whatever you think of the qualities it does...

Can 'Game of Thrones' Get Any Bigger? Alex Graves Says it Already Has

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Jay-Z and Beyonce, on the same bill? Yep, it looks as though the world's richest and most...

Jay-Z and Beyonce Plot Joint Stadium Tour for Summer 2014

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Leonardo DiCaprio will continue his hunt for a best actor Oscar with Gonzalez Inarritu's...

Is 'The Revenant' Leonardo DiCaprio's Oscar Winning Movie?

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's "Gone Girl"

The first trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl is out. The last bit of news about the Gillian Flynn...

Ben Affleck Is Creepy And Questionable In First Trailer For David Fincher's

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

Lindsay Lohan has been hit with the shame and bad publicity of a fellow entertainer...

Lindsay Lohan's Show Slammed By Rosie O'Donnell - Is She Right?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Nelly Furtado Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Nelly Furtado

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All