Popstar Nelly Furtado decided to take a break from music after falling out with her ex-manager.
The I’m Like A Bird singer is releasing her first album in five years later this month (Mar17) and she explained the delay was due to her disillusionment with the music business.
Nelly’s musical hiatus came after years of chart success including two U.S. number one singles and a Billboard number one album with 2006 release Loose.
“I had a long-term business relationship (with her ex-manager) who was like a father figure to me,” the 38-year-old tells Refinery29. “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.”
She adds, “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 star’s time away from pop helped her channel her emotions to create a new record The Ride, which expresses how she has overcome her frustrations with life.