I'd read about Destiny's Child reuniting for Beyonce's gig at the 2013 Super Bowl, as well as the promise of new material from the trio, just this morning. I didn't have to wait too long for this new music to materialise, as the snoozefest that is Nuclear has just hit the net. Boy am I glad I didn't have much time to let the anticipation of a new DC song really build, because I would have been crushingly disappointed if I'd waited weeks only to hear this dud was the only thing waiting for me.
Supposedly a left over from an old recording session, the Pharrell Williams produced song is a lazy affair that has the cynic in me concluding that it's only been released to make the greatest hits more attractive to buyers who already have DC's back catalogue in one form or another.(Note: this is greatest hits number two from the ladies, with no new music being released by them as a collective between that album and this one, entitled Love Songs.)
If the Children of Destiny really wanted to honour their fans, or even the memory of the group- and I suppose they never said they wanted to do either- they should have hit the studio again, recording something that was representative of where they are now as women and a group. (Perhaps them not doing so tells us all we need to know.) Instead we've been given a love song that is flat, dreary and not worthy of the hype that being the first new song in eight years from the legendary group would generate!
There was a reason why Nuclear was left off of Destiny Fulfilled: it wasn't good then, it's certainly not good now.