In retrospect, Finally would have made for a more fitting title for Fergie‘s second solo studio album, considering the “Glamorous” hit-maker endured such a long and messy roll out this time around: Delays. Pushbacks. Flopped singles. Label changes. Accidental album leaks.
But now, after years of waiting, Double Dutchess will indeed officially see the light of day on September 22 via Fergie‘s very own label Double Dutch Productions, a joint venture with BMG. The 13-track set comes packed with all of her previously released singles, including 2014’s “LA Love (La La),” and last year’s “M.I.L.F $” and “Life Goes On,” as well as her first visual album “experience,” Double Dutchess: Seeing Double.
“It’s finally here! I’ve spent a long time-many late, late nights-writing and working to make Double Dutchess perfect. I wanted to make a visual experience too, because there’s a special story here that’s really close to my heart. This is my vision,” Fergie said in a statement. “I feel like it truly represents who I am on every level, and I hope you love it as much as I do. I’ll see everyone on the road soon!”
In celebration of the LP’s pre-order, Fergie has also unveiled not one, but two new songs from the album to hold us over until its release. Opener “Hungry” featuring Rick Ross, which sees Fergie confidently spitting slick rhymes across a hard-knocking, haunting hip-hop production. And then there’s the will.i.am-produced, Nicki Minaj-assisted “You Already Know,” a satisfying dance-driven bop that weaves a familiar sample in-between Fergie and Nicki‘s sassy back-and-forth wordplay.
Are these two single-worthy? I think not. But as an album opener and album cut, it gets the job done. I’m just happy to see Fergie still doing her thang. “Really really though, really really though!“
1. Hungry (ft. Rick Ross)
2. Like It Ain’t Nuttin’
3. You Already Know (ft. Nicki Minaj)
4. Just Like You
5. A Little Work
6. Life Goes On
7. M.I.L.F. $
8. Save It Til Morning
9. Enchanté (Carine) (ft. Axl Jack)
11. L.A. Love (La La) (ft. YG)
12. Love Is Blind
13. Love Is Pain
Fergie’s second solo album Double Dutchess is available for pre-order on iTunes now!