Fergie’s “L.A. Love (La La)”: Review Revue
When Fergie announced her return to the music industry after eight long years, we all were elated to hear new music from The Dutchess. Yesterday (September 28), she finally released her new single “L.A. Love (La La)” – but it was quite the letdown.
Our own Robbie Daw stated, “The DJ Mustard-produced track finds the 39-year-old Black Eyed Peas diva surprisingly stuck in creative rut, spouting out a slew of hip-hop-lite cliches that, to be honest, we would have expected her to have left behind sometime around The E.N.D.”
Did other music critics agree? Read what they had to say after the jump.
:: Music Times calls it “irritatingly infectious,” stating: “Though the song itself isn’t a massive standout, featuring repetitive lyrics and a melody that could have been jacked from any Iggy Azalea single, it’s hard not to walk away from the track without humming the melody.”
:: Vulture places blame on the song’s producer: “The long-awaited Fergie comeback is upon us … and it sounds a lot like ‘Rack City.’ Blame DJ Mustard for that, not Fergie Ferg, who actually sounds a lot like her old self. ‘L.A. Love (La La)’ just happens to be the Animaniacs’ ‘Nations of the World’ for our new pop generation.”
:: PopDust was not feeling the track: “There isn’t a whole lot more to ‘L.A. Love (La La)’ than a mindless geography lesson over the top of one of those hot DJ Mustard beats that we’ve already heard ten times before, which is a damn shame when you remember that Fergie is one of the biggest female artists of the 2000s.”
:: Our friend over at MuuMuse had this to say: “Fergie Ferg keeps things squarely in hip-pop territory just as she did nearly a decade ago (but with fresher beats), spitting above a murky ‘2 On’-ish #SomethingMoreUrban beat while delivering a series of shout-outs to every city, state and country ’round the globe that you (may or may not) already know.”
:: Direct Lyrics is a fan of the single: “Fergie thinks she’s still living in the early 2000s and I love it. ‘L.A Love (La La)’ is certainly taking me back to those years when pop music felt more fun, fresh and unaffected.”
:: Christopher Thomas Gazzara, one of our Facebook commenters, said: “Can’t tell if T.I. dropped this off the Iggy Azalea truck or if fergie is showing us the old classic white rap chick still wears the crown.”
:: And finally, PopJustice kept it frank: “Unfortunately it’s not very good but what can you do.”
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