Nelly Furtado to retire from music?
Nelly Furtado is reportedly planning on retiring from music following the release of her latest record 'The Ride'
Nelly Furtado is planning on retiring from music.
The 'I'm Like a Bird' hitmaker sees the release of her sixth studio album 'The Ride' - which was released last month - as an "ending" and wants to return to the life she led before her comeback, during which she learnt how to sew and helped a friend by working at their record store.
Asked what she got up to during her five-year hiatus, she said: "This ranged from going back to university to study scriptwriting, to work in the record store of a friend."
On what the future holds, according to the Daily Star newspaper, she confessed: "For me, the album is kind of an ending."
The brunette beauty - who has 13-year-old daughter Nevis with ex Jasper Gahunia - recently admitted she struggled with juggling being a mother at the age of 22 and her music career, and she was forced to take time out when her business relationship failed.
She revealed: "My life was pretty much on fast-forward from the age of 20.
"I signed my first record deal, and then it was constant juggling of my work and my home life. I became a mother at quite a young age, I was 25, then I had a long-term business relationship [with her ex-manager] who was like a father figure to me. A couple of years ago I realised we had to part ways, and when that ended I took a look at a bunch of stuff in my life, and had this urge to simplify it. I didn't quit music, but I quit juggling. I thought, 'I'm going to clean my own toilet and wash my own underwear!'"
The 38-year-old singer's latest album was her channelling her emotions creatively and realising what she wanted from life by digging out the "truth" from the people around her.
She explained: "The album is all realisations. I didn't wanna be surrounded by bull**** anymore; I want to demand truth from the people around me and from myself. It's about dreams not always matching up to reality and coming out of the other side."