Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nelly Furtado - Big Hoops (Bigger The Better) [Interscope Promo]

Well, some might war cry "sell out" seeing Nelly Furtado being reviewed on these pages but that lady has always been good for a surprise or two and what she delivers on her newest outing put on the circuit via Interscope to prequel her new album "The Spirit Indestructible" is a blast. Despite the fact that the promotional 12" is served in green vinyl which is always appreciated amongst collectors the quite simple and reduced tune is a monster made of simple but bouncy as fuck beats for huge PA systems, is stripped down to the bone, contains no melody hook at all and sees the first proper use of autotune in ages, stretching her voice into unknown, but catchy spheres resulting in the fact that "Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)" will be stuck in your eardrums for ages. But the most surprising and killing move is the musical switch into Jungle / Drum'n'Bass throughout the last minute of the song after a voice only break announcing "You think the song is over? No, it ain't over yet..." - this must be the work of a genius and this genius is named Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins on production duties who has been already twisting knobs for the likes of Blackeyed Peas, Kelly Rowland, Brandy, Ciara, Janet Jackson and Destiny's Child. Seems that guy knows how to handle a proper studio... 


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