Nelly Furtado Examines Her ‘Bucket List’ in New Video
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What’s on your bucket list? Nelly Furtado‘s latest song ‘Bucket List’ examines the concept of making a list of things to do before you die and comes to the conclusion that finding love with a special someone should be at the top of any such list.
The video follows a group of young people who spend the day running around New York City and end it watching a sunset from a rooftop. They visit Rockefeller Center and Central Park and enjoy living in the moment with a carefree attitude.
Furtado’s own perspective comes in the spoken-word intro for the clip:
“I don’t have an actual bucket list. Off hand, I can think of places I’d like to go… Greece or Alaska, for instance, but no bucket list. I can think of things I’d like to do, ride on a hot air balloon, for instance. Is it bad to make a ‘before I die’ list? People want to feel like they will surely do everything before they die they dream of. But deep down we all know it may not happen, since you can die at any minute. We know for sure it would not be desirable to die without someone holding your hand. Dying with someone holding your hand is more valuable than going for a skydive, I think. It’s all perspective. All relative. All said and done, wanting someone without pursuing it is one of life’s great tortures. We are mammals after all. A first kiss with that special someone should never be at the bottom of anyone’s bucket list because life is simply too short and before you know it, you run out of time.”
‘Bucket List’ appears on Furtado’s latest album, 2012’s ‘The Spirit Indestructible,’ which recently earned a Juno nomination for Pop Album of the Year.