Explode

Songfacts®:

  • In a publicity release to promote the album, Furtado said: "This song came from a poem I wrote called Teenage Waste. When you're a teenager, you want to try everything; you're like a little firework. Your wiser self is there, somewhere deep down, depending on how young or old your soul is. But it doesn't always show itself. 'Explode' is visceral; it's guttural. That's why part of the song uses terms from Capoeira, the Brazilian martial arts form. It touches on teenage experimentation and bliss and fun, but also on some violence and aggression."
  • Most of the video is animated using the same drawing of Furtado that appears on the cover of the single. Furtado directed the video with Bradley Clayford. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Donovan Berry - El Dorado, AR

Comments: 1

  • Theresa from Murfreesboro, TnThis is Nelly Furtado's best song ever! The lyrics, the way she sings it, the music - it all works! Emotional and intense song.
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