Nelly Furtado: "I Want To Be Making Music When I'm 80 Years Old" - Audio

23 May 2012, 07:09

The 'Promiscuous' singer tells she considers herself to be a marathon runner in the music business.

Nelly Furtado has confessed that she is pleased to have taken an extended period of time off between her last English album 'Loose' and forthcoming record 'The Spirit Indestructible' because she wants to ensure she can be making music when she is 80 years old.

The 'I'm Like A Bird' star told that although there is high expectations on her next release, she was pleased to occupy her time away to try something new - highlighting her 2009 Spanish album 'Mi Plan' as a productive outlet.

Speaking about if there is pressure on her shoulders, she admitted: "For sure. I think that's always an issue for artists who wait a while inbetween albums – it's always been like that really, maybe more so nowadays.

"But it's been nice. Doing the Spanish album was a good idea for me because I got to get refreshed again about recording in English and I made a lot of new fans – like in Latin America – which has been awesome, a lot of die-hard awesome fans," she continued.

The 'Big Hoops (Bigger The Better)' star admitted changing genres allowed her to reach out to more fans and is beneficial in the long run.

"So it just kind of opened up pathways, which I think in the long-term is important. I always think about the long-term consequences of my actions because I want to be doing it when I'm 80.

"So if I don't keep changing genres and switching things up every once in a while I won't really make it," she added. "I'm like a marathon runner – I'm like a distance runner in the music business instead of the 100m sprint."

The star is expected to release her new studio album on 18th September and recently told Capital she is pleased to see so many strong female artists doing well in the industry, and admitted she would love to work with the likes of Jessie J and Robyn.

You can listen to Nelly Furtado speaking to about her longevity in the music business below:

Nelly Furtado tells Capital about her plans for a long music career

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