2017 album from the multi-million selling singer/songwriter. The Ride is Nelly Furtado's journey, living life through experiences that oftentimes felt like a carnival ride-one point it's exciting and the next you want to hop off and regain stability. The project contains songs that are fragments of life's moments that Nelly experienced along the way. "I let experience be the most important thing," she explains, and that all came down to her wanderlust. The true glue of The Ride is songwriter and producer John Congleton of the band The Paper Chase. The two met through Annie Clark of St. Vincent and had a musical chemistry from the moment Nelly entered his Dallas studio. Together they formulated the heart of the album, including the emotional "Flatline," "Cold Hard Truth," "Paris Sun," and the apropos "Carnival Games." The result is a bold comeback project, signifying the return of an artist who lives unapologetically and is geared to bring everyone back on The Ride with her. Having global accolades and a music career that is nothing short of legendary, Nelly Furtado has indeed been on quite a ride. However, for her, that isn't always about hopping on, but getting back off. It's where her inspiration lives and she feels most at home. "It's okay to maybe get off The Ride once in a while," she says, "and reflect on everything you've experienced."