After a very long decade, Fergie has finally released her sophomore album, Double Dutchess.
Back in 2007, Fergie was one of the biggest solo female’s on the planet, and you still feel that level of importance today – everyone knows who Fergie-Ferg is!
Well, the road to this album has been a long one with “L.A.LOVE” being released over three years – yes, three whole fucking years.
Well, now the “Glamorous” singer is well and truly back with her visual experience second album and she’s not being quiet about it.
Double Dutchess can really be split into two separate sections, the songs that are looking forward into a new era for the star and the songs that nod (a little too much) to her previous style on The Dutchess and don’t really follow through.
Album opener, “Hungry,” featuring Rick Ross gets things off to a good start, bringing a mysterious vibe along with some modern trip-hop beats that really show the fierce side of the Black Eyed Peas singer.
Then things flow into more familiar ground, with lyrics full of bravado and bragging that sound a little dated, then there’s the production that is taken from the 90s – of course, we’re talking about “Like It Ain’t Nuttin'” and “You Already Know,” featuring Nicki Minaj.
It’s these kind of songs, along with “M.I.L.F.$” that are perfectly enjoyable, and let’s be honest, we’d jam to these songs in the club, they aren’t critically great.
Then we have the tracks where Fergie uses her famously powerful voice, starting with “Save It Till Morning,” while it’s unashamedly lending vibes from “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” the simple production and powerhouse vocals draw you right in and prove that behind the bravado, this woman actually has a set of pipes.
Album closer, “Love Is Pain,” is another highlight of the album, a Prince-like jam that rests on a guitar, epic atmospheric production and most importantly, the vocal which totally blows you away – and with the recent announcement of her divorce from Josh Duhamel.
The album might not be the mega hit that her debut was, but it definitely has it’s moments that blow you away, unfortunately it’s littered with singles that sound like Fergie trying to hard to be Fergie.
Check out the album below and let us know what you think in the comments!