Furtado can’t emote in English
LOS ANGELES: Pop star Nelly Furtado was forced to write her newest album in Spanish after struggling to write passionate lyrics in English. The Canadian star had been struggling to compose in English
and began scribbling down songs for her upcoming fourth album, Mi Plan, in Spanish — a language she learned at 14.
She explains, “After 10 years recording in English, I hit a wall. I felt this was the moment to make the dream.”
And the Maneater hitmaker, whose parents are from Portugal, admits she prefers belting out songs in Spanish or her Portuguese mother tongue, “I have always adored performing in both Portuguese and Spanish, which are
both Latin languages. I can emote better in a Latin language, so the songs have turned
out more personal and intimate.”