Listen to this: New singles from Nelly Furtado and Scott Helman

By Nicholas Jennings

Get ready for more chart dominance by Canadian artists. Grammy-winner Nelly Furtado’s long-awaited sixth album, The Ride, arrives at the end of March. She’s already released the pensive, organ-led single “Pipe Dreams.” Now comes a tougher track that takes Nelly closer into “Maneater” territory. Meanwhile Scott Helman is really beginning to make his mark. The Toronto-born singer-songwriter has already had a couple of hit singles, including “Bungalow.” His latest takes him into even much richer, more mature melodic territory.

Nelly Furtado

“Cold Hard Truth”

Nelly went on Late Night with Seth Myers to debut the new song, a fierce electro-pop number in which Nelly asserts her independence. “The cold hard truth is I can make it without you,” she sings. The “Like a Bird” star even makes a reference to taking flight. “As I fly away, you fly your life away.”

Nelly was excited to introduce her new song to listeners and offered a reminder about her Seth Myers appearance on Instagram, complete with photos of herself and band.

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Scott Helman

“21 Days”

With just his acoustic guitar and soaring voice, Scott sings about sets an apocalyptic scene of zombies and an end-of-the-world scenario to express his faith in love and cardboard castles.

Scott has filled his Instagram page with plenty of posts, links and photos to promote his new single, including a cool painting/photo collage.

Hello! music columnist Nicholas Jennings surveys the pop landscape each week to find the most dynamic tracks to add to your playlist.

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