With fellow ’00s pop princesses Fergie and Gwen Stefani gearing up for explosive comebacks, it looks like Nelly Furtado wants in on the action as well. The veteran artist -- who you probably remember from hits like “Promiscuous,” “Maneater” and “I’m Like a Bird” -- surprised fans on Monday by dropping an acoustic cover of Calvin Harris’s “Feel So Close.”
While Harris’s original 2012 smash was a synth-heavy, rave-ready banger, Furtado’s version is romantic and subdued, eventually picking up some speed but never approaching club territory. Instead, she lets her impressive vocals lead the charge, making us wonder when her four-year music drought will finally come to an end.
Furtado wrote on her Facebook page Monday that she originally performed a live version of “Feel So Close” in 2012, and recently decided to record her own studio version.
“I chose Spotify for this as they are very artist friendly and compensate musicians well for their art,” she wrote. “I know some people have been using this as a ‘first dance’ wedding song, and summer is here, so enjoy!”
Furtado has been teasing what could be album number six on her (very confusing) Instagram for a while, and it looks like this cover may be a promising sign of more music to come.