New Music: Destiny’s Child – ‘Nuclear’

Love Songs

They’re back! The ladies of Destiny’s Child—Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle—reunite on “Nuclear,” their first original recording since 2004. Produced by Pharrell (who co-wrote the track with Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy, and Lonny Bereal), the mid-tempo number appears on their career-spanning compilation Love Songs, due January 29.

The R&B trio will perform “Nuclear” as well as a medley of their greatest hits at Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show on February 3.

What do you think of DC’s new record? Listen and weigh in below.

[Mashable]

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91 Comments

  1. gq

    first….Nice throwback sound

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    justme Reply:

    @gq, I think it sounds good.. but not as a released.. it sounds like a song they did just because ppl were asking..

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    Ursula Reply:

    @gq, It sounds like something they recorded a while back. Like an unreleased track or something.

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    #BEENTRILL Reply:

    @Ursula,

    IT IS. YOU CAN TELL BY BEY’S VOICES – HER VOICE IS A LOT MATURE NOW.

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  2. Yes

    Amazing! The production >>>>
    Vocals >>>>>
    I miss them!!!

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  3. We LOVE YOU KELLY !!!

    Nice track :)

    #YOTW

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  4. jay

    i like it! why am i gettin madonna vogue vibes from the instrumental tho lol

    Great vocals by the girls, they will kill this acapella

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  5. NOLA Navy

    This is trash. Anyone who says otherwise is a stan or is in denial. They could keep this reunion until they have a better single.

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    Kalin Reply:

    @NOLA Navy, OR they just have a different opinion than you.

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  6. Mya

    Mmmmm… Yeah, Let me know when Beyonce single drops *grabs bag and walks out*

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    BEDSTUYFLY Reply:

    @Mya, GIRL IM WITH YOU.

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    I Drag Bitches For Bey Reply:

    @Mya, *walks out with Mya* Yaaaas, honey. I’m here for Bey.

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  7. Larry

    the song picks up actually during the bridge. which is different for them. but by the 2nd listen I like it a lot better.

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  8. Destiny

    I love Destiny’s Child, but this song is not doing it for me.

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  9. THE MALEZ

    If they arent gonna come back the RIGHT way… Why come back at all??

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    REAL Reply:

    @THE MALEZ, its not a comeback!!!! If your a fan your kno…yea there coming back to keep their legacy alive but its not a whole new album.

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  10. cece

    I hate it!!!!!

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  11. BABY T

    Love it!

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  12. WOW!

    *SIGH* they stay giving poor Michelle the small ass hook…WTF! damn….

    The beat is tight, but would rather it be for another artist…

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    SdotB Reply:

    @WOW!, ummm…Michelle is the one who wrote the song so if anyone gave her the “small ass hook” then it was her!!

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  13. TrinaFan

    I’m just happy to hear from them but I wish they stuck to their original sound and it was a little more r&b. over the 80s Madonna sounding songs. Miss them! So sick of solo Beyonce.

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  14. REAL

    First its not a comeback… They have to put an album out to be finish with their record deal as a group. It was smart for beyonce to close this chapter in a big way with the super bowl!!!! This keeps their Legacy Alive. And the song is not bad at all and to me it is a perfect fit for the super bowl to bring a message for the soft side of the Superbowl performance.

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    Sam Reply:

    Kelly sounds so pretty on this song.

    I get a KING – Supernatural vibe from this song. Not sure why. I just do.

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    AudeeO Reply:

    @REAL, STFU and hop off beys dick she aint the only one doing it

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  15. mal

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!

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  16. Kimberly Jones

    lol why does this sound like something they found in an archive from the 90s

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  17. A$VP Richie

    Not feeling this track. But happy they’re back together

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  18. Yeakelly

    Ahhhh Kelly sounds amazing!!! And so do bet and Michelle quite honestly! I love how they always layer beys voice over Kelly’s falsetto!

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  19. Danny P

    sound like a 90s single

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  20. Danny P

    i’m curious how will perform Beyoncé (1st like Destiny’s than solo, or reverse)

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  21. anonymous

    This sounds like an unreleased track. The beat sounds like Toni Braxton’s “Hit the Freeway” and 702′s “Star”. This is a stupid album concept… Love Songs?? Like really, Destiny’s Child was never known for their love songs. Now they were always known for their “Male BASHING” songs: Bill Bills Bills, Bug a Boo, Say My Name, etc. THESE were the hits. They’d be better off putting out a #1′s and leaving this as a hidden track. In summary,

    MAJORLY DISAPPOINTED! #EPICfail

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    do ya research Reply:

    @anonymous, buuut they DID do a 1′s album already -____-

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    KIM BEEN QUEEN SINCE "97 Reply:

    @anonymous, Say My Name is a track on the “Love Songs” album.

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  22. Jah25

    SOUNDS LIKE A LEFT OVER SONG SOLANGE DID’NT WANT

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    bijan Reply:

    @Jah25, lol

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Jah25, as if Solange has hits…pfff

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  23. LOLatHaters

    On Repeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  24. Hank

    Sounded great until Michelle’s ass came in.

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  25. valerie

    disappointing…

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  26. LOLatHaters

    Kelis would have murdered this song by the way!

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    Fa Reply:

    @LOLatHaters, I am with you 100%
    Kelis did this retro sound long time ago though!

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    SdotB Reply:

    @LOLatHaters, nobody’s checkin for no dayum Kelis (in Jay-Z’s voice)

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  28. bijan

    why did they choose pharrel for first single?
    wouldn’t dark child have been more appropriate?

    nevertheless, I think it’s good, not great. but maybe it’ll grow on me ya never know
    imo they overdid the harmonizing.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @bijan, it’s not a 1st single…it’s just the 1st original song we’ve heard since they’re last album…

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    bijan Reply:

    @SdotB, it doesn’t make a difference. if it’s successful, it’ll become a single and promoted. if it’s not, it’ll be called a buzz track or something like that. they’re testing the water with it.

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  29. WTF

    DISAPPOINTED, WHY DID THEY RELEASE THIS SONG? I WAS EXPECTING BETTER.

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  30. KING-BREEZYONCÉ

    Sound old…. Cant wait for Beyoncé’s new single tho…

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  31. meme

    i love it. i dont kno what u guys were expecting.

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  32. skyhigh

    I loved it for a single.. I think its just the start!! Kelly murdered her part!

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  33. Kyle

    I like it but I hope they don’t perform this at the Superbowl like reports are saying they are!!!

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  34. Jay-Me

    By the 6th listen I liked it which isn’t wasn’t I was expecting. They’ve never done a song like this before which in a way says much more than it doesn’t. I was expecting a hot piece of R&B. I’m not disappointed. Kinda glad (weirdly) once the shock faded. Love the production. Not sure who’s idea it was for Michelle to write it though.

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  35. KIM BEEN QUEEN SINCE "97

    Damn…Michelle half way in the picture. I guess Beyoncé cropped her out! LOOOOOOOL! Love the song tho.!

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  36. Girl Bye

    Sound like a song brandy would make

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  37. Jay

    YES!!!! My girls!!! I love it!!! My new favorite DC song!!! James Fauntleroy is one of my favorite songwriters and my boi Pharrell always kills it!!!! The production is insane!!! I expect nothing but greatness from DC. They are so beautiful and talented. And their voices are so perfect. These girls always get me with their vocal blending, arrangements and harmonies. I’m already on my 5th listening of Nuclear. This song will be in my head all day and night. “It’s nuclear. Blow it all away…Hey Hey” I can’t wait for them to perform this at the Super Bowl!!! YEAH MAN!!!! This just made my day. Now I really can’t wait to hear what Beyonce has up her sleave!!! HA! :-)

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  38. Miss Wits

    Hmn. It’s OK, not bad. To be brutally honest – it’s not memorable. Sounds like a “B-side” song. Still love them though. Maybe this is just a teaser. I hope…

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  39. LOSERSWillLOSE

    I like the song first off it’s very chill but the banging single will be for her OWN album. Why would she put a bunch of effort into a song for a Valentine day album with a bunch of old a$$ songs on it? LMAO get a clue.

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  41. @osnapitzrek

    I adore this song.

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  42. georgia23

    I actually REALLY like it. It’s simple, no over-production or super complicated runs and stuff… I like the simplicity of it. If they were to ever actually make a legit return though, I know they’d bring it alls the way vocally. This shows real growth from them vocally because they are very restrained but the emotion still translates.

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  43. CoolieJ

    It’s cool and different from them, but while listening I kept thinking Brandy would’ve nailed these arrangements. It has a very Brandy vibe which is a good thing because her music is >>>

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    YOYO Reply:

    @CoolieJ, VERY BRANDY! But hey Brandy is ORIGINAL!

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    YOYO Reply:

    @YOYO, Brandy is a VOCAL GENIUS! IMO

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  44. Will

    I love Destiny’s Child but they defiantly should of came back with a current sound. This has been done… We know they sound good doing it… They should of come back with a big bold electronic r&b/dubstep track. It would of slayed. When they released Lose My Breath in 2004 it was so ahead of anything else on the charts at that time.

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    SdotB Reply:

    @Will, no no noooooo…they don’t need to step on the bandwagon just like everyone else…this is why they are the biggest girl group of ALL time…F*&k ur dubstep, that was never DC’s style or sound…smh

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    Here's a Thought Reply:

    @SdotB,

    But I don’t think they are the biggest girl group of ALL time tho…

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  45. Jernero94

    Eh. It’s nothing worth getting excited over. I expected a great comeback song. That was not bad, but not great either.

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  46. Fa

    Some people are talking as if DC were innovative:
    “i hope they don’t perform this on superbowl” Yeah sure! They will have the medly.
    They play what made them rich!

    New song?
    A ballad mixed on an old school hiphop beat?
    Please!
    Once again DC is just the vehicle that should transport Beyonce to the top!
    I like the sound (cause when I was young, this was new LOL) but I am not excited!
    They are simple girls that love to overdress! That is all!

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  47. Sharp Tongue

    Michelle was singing like the light bill was due.

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  48. Bizunes Prounld Foboze Changed 2013

    this song sound like an unreleased song that No one never heard of before and it’s pretty Good song mix

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  49. OMG Just Google Kelsnetwork and see what happens!

    its kinda alright….i just cant believe trey songz forgot to put on his boxers…i mean just google kelsnetwork

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  50. Asa

    Super boring song.

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  51. Redchainsaw

    On the 1st listen it seemed pretty boring…..but after the 4th listen I like it lol, cool track

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  52. Lexx_Janay

    huge DC fan but im not feeling this….AT ALL

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  53. #RihannaNAVi

    4.5 out of 10

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  54. MayesXXIV

    This is different for Destiny’s Child. Melodically and atmospherically, it’s great. #TwoThumbsUp

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  55. Jacob

    This track has Brandy’s whole sound yet they still didn’t deliver it like she would have executed it. There’s something missing.

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  56. Sassyandclassy

    Pharrell is washed up this is not a single for such a great group’s comeback. Please don’t perform this at the Superbowl. Thanks

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  57. Greg17

    I love the the song. Yeah it’s not the major comeback song we were expecting but it’s still a good song. And for them them to come together again in 8 years means a lot. They still love each other and hopefully one day they will make a real comeback…

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  58. You Thought It I Post It

    Oh wow, how disappointed i’m I! By the name, i thought it would be epic, my mistake! #Pass

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  59. YOYO

    This song is SOOOOO BRANDY!!! BRANDY BRANDY BRANDY!

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  60. whatelse

    Huh

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  61. Marquis

    I like the song however, I think the production is too loud over the ladies’ voices. The harmonies, a big reason why we love them, can’t be heard clearly at certain points in the song because of the production.

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  62. Hilly

    Love, Love, Love It!
    I like that Beyonce doesn’t force her voice, its

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    Hilly Reply:

    Beautiful, Kelly is perfect, i wish Michelle sang something longer! Pharrell Never disappoint.
    It’s on repeat!
    FYI: DC is not coming back, it’s just one song figuring in their Love Songs compilation, so I don’t know why people were expecting a Club banging track

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  63. dumbo

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzz….

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  64. AudeeO

    Michelle and Pharrel write the song she knows her place she knows she not the power house that kells and bey are but she still shines to me.

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  65. :

    its not a comeback people. They are just releasing a love song album of all there old music with a few unreleased tracks. performing at Superbowl, but they are all still working on their solo stuff. No comeback just a quick reunion

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  66. Ayo

    It does sound like a Brandy track

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  67. Rod

    love it

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