Singer-songwriter Nelly Furtado is going indie. The "Promiscuous" singer has launched her own brad-new music label, Nelstar Music, in conjunction with a Canadian independent record company. She's even already signed her first act, dance band Fritz Helder & the Phantoms, whose debut album is expected in July.
Nelly told Billboard "I always secretly wanted to be an indie artist. When I was a teenager, I loved Ani DiFranco and hoped I could do something like that. A major turned out to be my destiny, but I'm enjoying reconnecting with the indie world."
Here's some Fritz Helder for you. If it's any indication of what Nelly's label is going to put out, it's pretty damn catchy.