An Update On Fergie’s Sophomore LP, Which Is Reportedly Called ‘Double Dutchess’

Mike Wass | February 24, 2016 4:46 pm
Fergie Is Working With Charlie Puth
Fergie is working with Charlie Puth on her much-anticipated comeback album.

In the battle of the comeback queens, Fergie took an early lead over Gwen Stefani. “L.A. Love” was a vastly more contemporary record than “Baby Don’t Lie” (or “Spark The Fire,” for that matter) and it was actually a hit — peaking at number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. She then (somewhat mysteriously) took her foot of the gas, while the No Doubt diva regrouped and came back swinging with a pair of well-received singles and a video clip that cost Target $12 million.

Well, it looks like the “London Bridge” hitmaker is about to get back in the race. Fergie’s actor husband Josh Duhamel said that her decade-in-the-making sophomore LP is due next month during a recent TV interview and even disclosed the amazing title, Double Dutchess. That information aligns with a Women’s Wear Daily article from January, which listed March as the intended release date. (They also shared a couple of interesting tidbits about the cover art).

Another sign that the opus is coming is the steady leak of new song titles and demos online. Registered tracks include “Can’t Be Friends” and “Next Star, The Cues,” while an unmixed banger called “It Ain’t Nothin'” did the rounds today (February 24). It’s a typically sassy joint that finds Fergie bragging about her finances. “What you gonna do when I step in the place, bet you errybody gonna rock to the bass,” she sing/raps. “I get money all day, baby, like it ain’t nothin’.” The song could do with a polish, but it’s promising.

The 40-year-old’s debut LP The Dutchess was released way back in September, 2006. The album delivered five top five hits — a record until Katy Perry racked up five with Teenage Dream — and sold 8 million copies worldwide. Needless to say, expectations are high for the sequel. Watch Josh’s interview below.

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