There’s a story Nelly Furtado likes to tell of her seeing two lesbian teens squeeze each other while crying as she sang ” … On the Radio (Remember the Days)” on one of her first tours. Furtado doesn’t remember the venue. She doesn’t even remember what state she was in. But the emotion that connected all three of them hasn’t left her.
“They were feeling it in a way that I never imagined,” says Furtado, 33. “That really struck a chord with me.”
The same girls would likely find bravado and strength – and maybe even shed a few tears – after hearing the liberation, empowerment and sense of individuality beaming through Furtado’s first English-language studio album in six years, “The Spirit Indestructible.”