On Thursday, singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado performed her new single “Cold Hard Truth” on Late Night with Seth Meyers, as she made a guest appearance to promote her new album The Ride. The performance comes after the singer debuted the album‘s lead single, “Pipe Dreams” this past November via Pitchfork.
The new track, “Cold Hard Truth,” is a funky, synth-heavy, and upbeat track that Furtado wrote with the help of Grammy winning producer John Congleton. Prior to“Pipe Dreams” and “Cold Hard Truth,” Furtado hadn’t released anything since The Spirit Indestructible, her 2012 LP.
The Ride is due to be released on March 31. Discussing the concept of the album, Furtado says
“That’s why I’m calling the album The Ride… [life] is high, it is low, it is ugly sometimes. It is beautiful sometimes, it is heartbreaking sometimes. It is joyous and thrilling sometimes, but if you could stay like yourself, then you’ll be able to get on those rides and you’ll be okay.”
Furtado just raised excitement for her new project by recently posting a photo of the album cover on her Instagram. The image shows a photo of her wearing overalls, clutching a bunch of flowers, and staring into the distance. Needless to say, the singer’s new album is highly anticipated as fans look forward to hear her new musical direction. Get a taste of The Ride by checking out the track “Cold Hard Truth” below!