View Full Version : What happened to Nelly Furtado's voice?

Jul 23rd, 2012, 05:10 AM
It's so weird and nasal now. She's always had a distinctive voice but it's never been this extreme.
Her new song
Her last album
Her voice on the second album

Jul 23rd, 2012, 05:13 AM
LOVE Spirit Indestructible :hearts:

Jul 23rd, 2012, 05:34 AM
I noticed this too. It is hard to tell if it's intentional or not, but "Spirit Indestructible" has a good chorus :) .

Jul 23rd, 2012, 05:44 AM
Yeah, that's what I wondered when I first heard 'Spirit Indestructible'

Her voice's gotten unbearably nasal and whiny! Not that she has a beautiful voice in the first place anyway

Jul 23rd, 2012, 08:41 AM
She recently did a live acoustic cover of Calvin Harris' "Feel So Close" that is fantastic. I wish her voice sounded more like that than in the studio versions of her new singles.

Jul 23rd, 2012, 09:04 AM
:hysteric: she sounds worse than Lana Del Rey on SNL.

So Disrespectful
Jul 23rd, 2012, 12:26 PM
At least she doesn't sound like Gwen does these days.

Jul 23rd, 2012, 12:29 PM
:hysteric: she sounds worse than Lana Del Rey on SNL.

That is not possible.

Jul 23rd, 2012, 02:06 PM
she's always been quite nasal, but i think on this new song there's also something very strident in her voice (maybe because of the bad production). very unpleasant.

Jul 23rd, 2012, 02:11 PM
As long as she's still got that ass, I couldn't care less.



Jul 23rd, 2012, 07:05 PM
Here's the cover I was talking about:


Jul 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM
Her voice during a live performance of her first single was even more nasal and weird sounding. :o

Jul 23rd, 2012, 09:00 PM
It has always been weird and nasally. :shrug:

Mary Cherry.
Jul 23rd, 2012, 09:04 PM
I actually liked the first 58 seconds of her new song. Shame about the rest.

Break My Rapture
Jul 24th, 2012, 02:23 PM
She has always had a tone of nasality in her voice. People are just gauging her voice now to when she sang songs like Say It Right and a lot of songs from Folklore, where she delivered pitch perfect vocals everytime. She's still able to sing without this much nasality:
Starts at 7:01.

Some of her hit songs like Maneater were quite nasal too, but yeah on her last two singles she's really taking it to the next level in terms of nasality. Nelly said herself it's because she wants the songs to have emotional vocals and not necessarily perfect vocals. But the nasality seems to be turning a lot of people off.

Jul 24th, 2012, 02:49 PM
I agree, to me I find her somewhat unbearable now and find TSI really hard to listen to. :help:

She sounded so much better last time.

Jul 24th, 2012, 03:11 PM
Never liked her voice. :tape:

Just Do It
Jul 24th, 2012, 06:51 PM
She sounds like a dying goat but I somehow like the song, it's catchy.