New Video: Nelly Furtado – ‘Parking Lot’

Published: Tuesday 18th Sep 2012 by Sam

Today brings with it a double helping of goodies for Nelly Furtado fans. For, the singer’s long-awaited comeback album ‘The Spirit Indestructible’ finally hits stores, while its latest visual offering, ‘Parking Lot’, was premiered minutes ago.

It’s no secret that the LP has to-date birthed no hits; can ‘Lot’ reverse its fortunes? You be the judge after the jump…

With her “swag” on 100 and money clearly spent on this one, Ms. Furtado is onto a visual winner. Sadly, it’s the song itself that hinders everything – it’s terrible. She sounds like a chipmunk chanting a nursery-rhyme.

A shame given the fact that, when used correctly (and with the right material), her tone shines quite uniquely.

It’s somewhat shocking that an artist who served up smashes such as ‘Promiscuous’ and ‘Maneater’ is struggling to deliver solid material this go round; a fact echoed by their poor chart performance. Needless to say, her first week numbers will be uber interesting to see.

We can only hope the album has a saving grace on it, because as niche as she’s presenting herself on this outing, the fact of the matter is she’s signed to a major record label – whose prime purpose is to generate revenue. Unless or until she signs to an Indie, that will also be the sole objective of anyone handling her project.

In simpler terms, she needs a hit and fast. Here’s hoping future releases tap into what made her such a success in previous “era’s”. Because, as we’ve seen countless times in our five years online, success is often not about trying to re-invent the wheel, it’s about really zeroing in on your “lane” and building upwards from there. Especially when you’ve out of the limelight for six years.

We wish Nelly the best of luck.

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  1. THE GAME September 18, 2012


  2. mr.m September 18, 2012

    The b**** is done!

    F to the L to the O to the P

  3. JOHNVIDAL September 18, 2012

    Sam is a bad person. Jst that. I mean, he is always hoping for people to flop, he jumps on the issue anytime someone´s new album smells like a non instant hit
    I don´t care about Nelly flopping or not, her music is not my cup of tea… but it is what it is
    Do u guys see how excited he seems to be about Xtina´s new material now? Now that she is probably gonna have a hit? Do u remember how he bashed her around the time Bionic was going to be released? He likes the drama, he needs people to flop so he can destroy them and then make a whole beautiful story the moment they find success again with their new stuff (predicting flops from any other artist who was praised by him around the time he bashed the one he is praising now)

    • dossome September 18, 2012

      well stated

      • Likica September 18, 2012

        John likes this video

      • JOHNVIDAL September 18, 2012

        me??? All those girls on talent shows wish they could sing like a Whitney or at least be original
        All the man that I need is one of my fave Whitney´s songs. Everybody who touches it… destroys it. It´s not that that girl can´t sing… but I´m not here for average loud singers

      • Likica September 18, 2012

        She was great, she’s not average 😛 BTW she’s just 17. She has time to improve her voice. And don’t forget that Whitney lost her voice and ability to perfrom when she published I look to you 😛

  4. YOOSONDALOOSE September 18, 2012

    Good video, wish Nelly was doing things right this time but it is just not happening, sad.

    But I must admit after a few plays of this song I LOVE IT! REALLY AND TRULY THIS SONG IS THE ONE… after many plays!

  5. LaLa September 18, 2012

    I love Nelly’s 1st track on the album (judging by the snippets). “Parking Lot” sounds very M.I.A.’s.

  6. aishaaguilerakeys September 18, 2012

    Her album sounds good, though. Doesn’t matter if it doesn’t sell (well, it does for the record label), at least she’s doing music she likes.

  7. aishaaguilerakeys September 18, 2012

    I like the vid by the way, colorful and original.

  8. KELLY September 18, 2012

    Nelly had to pull a rihanna and do 2 generic songs to save her album (let’s face it WHYB and WFL saved that album) buy yet again she is to good of an artist to scoop so low

  9. aishaaguilerakeys September 18, 2012

    Sam, I think her material this time is solid, it’s just that it doesn’t fit into what everyone else is listening to right now.

    • dossome September 18, 2012

      the good thing is that she didn’t rehash loose & she ain’t scared of releasing this album either….meaning she believes in the music she puts out

  10. TALK THAT S*** September 18, 2012

    I seriously doubt Nelly even cares about charts, Nelly Furtado just enjoys making her own music.

    • dossome September 18, 2012

      very true…coz if she did,she wld have pulled a nicole sherzinger and scrapped the album altogether but she didn’t,which is commendable

  11. matt September 18, 2012

    The video is fantastic and hot!!! It`s super cool, glamorous, dark, s***, hot, Nelly looks fabulous!!! Wooooooooooooooo

  12. miami September 18, 2012

    Big hoopz was actually a great song! it was the video that kinda threw me off. this song is good too but I just dislike her delivery. But it is different and I respect because so many artist are boring. BUT I must say the video is top notch best I’ve seen in a while. so original and very well shot I was wondering who shot it the whole time I still need to know!!!

    I love Nelly and I hope she continues to make music and release singles.
    people need to leave her alone. she’s a true artist she has made some amazing
    records respect her craft

    • Erickane September 18, 2012

      It was directed by Ray Kay…even says during the beginning and the end of the video

  13. Peter Griffin September 18, 2012

    What happened to her voice and music. This album has killed her international career stone cold.

    • Likica September 18, 2012

      H** hush! This album rockssss, I know it will flop but her music is great.

      • Peter Griffin September 18, 2012

        Whaaaaaaaaat! Did you just tell me to hush! This b**** sound so whiney and she thinks it’s still 2006. She should hush and go back to the drawing board!

      • Likica September 18, 2012

        Her music is still better than Justin Bieber’s, Taylor Swift’s and the music from other generic artists 😉 Gurl take a seat.

      • Peter Griffin September 18, 2012

        Whaaaaaaaaat! Did you just gurl me! Come on, everyone is better than Justin Bieber and Taylor S***. Why not compare her to Beyoncé or Christina Aguilera. Cause you know she ain’t the best. Take a seat…

  14. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) September 18, 2012

    I actually love it! The track could have been better, especially the lyrics of the verses, but the video is her best from this era! Her album is amazing though. I hope people give it a chance and not write it off just because the singles didn’t do well.

  15. FANTASEA September 18, 2012

    I didn’t like this song at first but after listening on repeat a few times to check out the visuals I’m hooked! This album may not be her best but I think it’s commendable that she’s creating music which inspires her. Also great that she has her record labels’ support too!

  16. kelly September 18, 2012

    Did she work with Timbaland? That is a shame…..she is a proven talent.

    • Gilberto September 18, 2012

      No. Darkchild produced it. Actually, he produced most song of her new album.

  17. Monstarebel September 18, 2012

    Ewww her new songs suck!!! Big hoopz was ok but boring n this song omg horrible….. This era of Nelly & pink I hate has to be both of their worst!

  18. stacey September 18, 2012

    The song is good. Nelly just keep grinding and doing you, some folks are still stuck in 2001-2006 era which is a damn shame.

  19. Cro September 18, 2012

    I really don’t see the problem with ‘Parking Lot’ or the new album. I bet she will slay with this song. At least in the States. The beat is super infectious and I feel like putting my hoodie on and doing “air driving” when I’m listening to it. The LP is awesome and I love the fact that she’s doing what she wanna do. No one will ever change this lil hipster and that’s a good thing! 🙂

  20. GABBADEANE September 20, 2012

    I felt like I was still waiting for the song to start…the beat is nice but i was waiting for the “real” beat to drop. and there could have been better lyrics…I just don’t see it for her.

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