Nelly Furtado recently mused that much of the energy behind her third album Loose came from the fact that she recorded the album the same month she weaned her then 2-year-old daughter Nevis.
Maybe I did feel liberated. I finally went ‘Oh, my body’s finally mine again — yippee!
The 29-year-old singer maintained a carefree — if not exhausting — schedule at the time. Newly separated from Nevis’ father, DJ Jasper Gahunia – with whom she splits custody of their now 3 1/2-year-old daughter — Nelly said her newfound sense of freedom was inevitably relayed on to her record.
Breakups are liberating, but then, also, motherhood’s liberating…I’d go to the beach till about 8 p.m. with my daughter, then I’d go to the studio with till 4 a.m., then I’d sleep for about three hours. I went through this weird phase where I was sleep-deprived. Most of the times it’s funny, thank goodness.
Source: Quad Cities Online