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May 14, 2007

Nelly Furtado Say It Right

Call it Stendhal's Syndrome, call it a would be Toreador caught up in the beauty of the world again, call it a near flawless pop song: I bow down to the mastery of Demo Castellon. Now is the time at the Flea when we dance.

Reverb related: "Here comes the rain again" by Eurythmics. Also awesome: Nelly Furtado and Charlotte Church covering "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at May 14, 2007 07:03 AM


"From my body I could show you a place God knows
You should know the space is holy
Do you really want to go?"

Yeah, it doesn't get much better than that.

Her new look is certainly "hawt", but there is something about the folksy/innocent all I can do is try Furtado that I find infinitely more attractive.

Posted by: Temujin [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 14, 2007 03:32 PM

I suppose at this point I should confess I still haven't actually listened for the lyrics. The "space is holy" reference struck me as trippy on the way by but I did have the context until now... I am afraid that due to doing nothing much with my free time except master tracks for the last two months all I am listening for now is the mix. So, grain of salt on anything I have to say about anything. I have got really boring on the subject of acoustic space, EQ and reverb.

That said, I think there is something vaguely hilarious about Furtado's new sexy-ism coming as it does hard on the heels of her being a new mum. Not that I think she is unsexy - au contraire as they say - or that the transformation is somehow insincere: She really does seem to be feeling it. But... there is something a bit Canadian about it that i find off-putting. There is nothing remotely sleezy or crazy about her; just a Jennifer Lopez-style messianic, detumescent-making professionalism.

Posted by: Ghost of a flea [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 14, 2007 03:46 PM

Could not agree more about the Furtado post-partum makeover.

Avril Lavigne seems to be heading down a tamer version of the same road. As Wanda pointed out to me (during my brief infatuation with Lavigne's "Girlfriend track) -- although catchy, it is a little odd to hear these lyrics from a newly-married young woman.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 16, 2007 10:57 AM