Nelly Furtado has shared her first solo song in four years online.
‘Pipe Dreams’ will feature on her forthcoming album ‘The Ride’, her first since 2012’s ‘The Spirit Indestructible’. You can listen to the track below.
The singer has also shared a trailer for her new album, which you can also view below.
‘The Ride’ is due out March 3, and was produced by John Congleton, who has previously worked with St. Vincent and Explosions In The Sky. You can listen to the track via The Fader here.
Furtado said she sings about “the false hope of dreaming even when you want to live in a fantasy” on ‘Pipe Dreams’. “A lot of [The Ride] touches on that, in terms of sanity versus reality. The comedown, the hangover after the rush, and how you put the pieces back together, and how you make amends with the realer parts of life,” she told The Fader.
“It was kind of cool, because I’m super pop – I really gravitate toward pop melodies when I write – but John is really interesting and might rearrange my pop song into more of a punk arrangement, nothing like what I would do,” Furtado added.
Dev Hynes was selling it at the two charity shows he performed at Harlem’s Apollo Theatre in aid of the Opus 118 Harlem School of Music, a programme that offers kids and their families access to music education both in-school and after-school.
At the time, Furtado also joined Hynes to play the track live, as well as an acoustic version of her single ‘Say it Right’.
The collaboration followed Hynes’ work with many other female artists; the list now includes Jessie Ware, Carly Rae Jepsen, Solange, ex-Sugababes group MKS, and Sky Ferreira.