Mi Plan

Mi Plan

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by Nelly Furtado
     
 
Cooling her heels while crafting a follow-up to her hot dance makeover Loose, Nelly Furtado released Mi Plan, her first full-length Spanish album, in the fall of 2009. As it turns out, Mi Plan comes much closer to Furtado's previous music than Loose, but she's retained many lessons from her time with

Overview

Cooling her heels while crafting a follow-up to her hot dance makeover Loose, Nelly Furtado released Mi Plan, her first full-length Spanish album, in the fall of 2009. As it turns out, Mi Plan comes much closer to Furtado's previous music than Loose, but she's retained many lessons from her time with Timbaland, giving this a much stronger rhythmic foundation than her first two albums which this otherwise resembles in sound and structure. Nelly still sounds vaguely like a modern hippie, fusing together cultures with a hazily spiritual undertow, something that works well on an album like this, which is pitched at a Latin audience but never feels like a niche throwaway by a superstar. Instead, this is assured and cohesive, holding together better than her muddled sophomore effort Folklore but having a similar range, bouncing elegantly from barbed, alt rock guitars to electro synths to grand, gorgeous ballads. In fact, it says quite a bit about Nelly Furtado's ambitions and skill when her Spanish detour winds up being arguably her strongest album yet.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Jon Pareles
Portuguese-Canadian songwriter Nelly Furtado has decided to put out an album of supremely catchy, hemisphere-hopping Spanish-language pop, Mi Plan.... Ms. Furtado and her collaborators treated this album as an opportunity to try pop versions of regional styles and to work with some of Latin pop’s leading figures. “Bajo Otra Luz” (“Under Other Light”), written by the Mexican-American singer Julieta Venegas and featuring Ms. Venegas and the Spanish rapper La Mala Rodríguez, splits the difference between reggaetón and cumbia rhythms; “Vacación” is closer to straightforward cumbia, with Ms. Venegas on accordion. “Como Lluvia” (“Like Rain”), written and sung with the Dominican superstar Juan Luis Guerra, has the lilt of Dominican pop-bachata, while “Fuerte” (“Strong”) is almost techno-flamenco, with an arresting guest vocal by the Afro-Spanish singer Concha Buika.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/15/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0602527153056
catalogNumber:
5003313

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Performance Credits

Nelly Furtado   Primary Artist
James Bryan   Guitar
Vincent Henry   Guitar
Lee Levin   Bateria
Lester Mendez   Percussion,Keyboards,Bajos
Rafael Padilla   Percussion
Salaam Remi   Keyboards,Bateria
Ramon Stagnaro   Acoustic Guitar,cuatro
Matthew Scannell   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Bajos
Julieta Venegas   Accordion
Alex Grant   Cello
Ken Paves   Peinado
Andres Bermudez   Mezcla
Mala Rodríguez   Rap
James Freebarin-Smith   Cello
Javier Limón   Guitar,Flamenco Guitar
Alex Cuba   Bajos
Roger Travassos   Percussion
Tyler Armes   Piano
Marc Rogers   Double Bass

Technical Credits

James Bryan   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Engineering
Juan Luis Guerra   Composer
Lester Mendez   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Choir Arrangement
Brian West   Producer
Joel Numa   Engineer
Allan Leschhorn   Engineer
Aureo Baqueiro   Vocal Producer
Julieta Venegas   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Ryan Evans   Engineer
Nelly Furtado   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Jorge Vivo   Engineer
Alex Cuba   Composer
Nick Barnes   Arranger
Julio Reyes Copello   Composer
Nick Banns   Arranger
Franklin Emmanuel Socorro   Engineer
Julian Jr. Vazquez   Engineer
Andres Recio   Composer
James Bryant   Composer
James Bryan   Composer
Mario Rodriguez   Composer
Carlos Alvarez   Engineer

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