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Fergie Returns with Globe-Trotting ‘L.A. Love (La La)’ Single: Listen
Fergie has not released a solo album in eight years, but the Fergalicious One is finally back — with a well-traveled suitcase and tales from across the globe, no less! Listen to “L.A. Love (La La)” below:
Produced by the ubiquitous DJ Mustard, “L.A. Love (La La)” sounds like it could have been included on the YG album in its verses, where Fergie grinds down on rhymes like “To London, to Brazil, to Quebec/Like the whole damn world took effect… to Ferg.” However, Fergie then takes the reins on the chorus, in which she rattles off all of the cities “saying’ la la la la la” — spoiler alert: there’s a lot of them!
Earlier this month, sources confirmed to Billboard that Fergie was finally finishing her sophomore album, with a “good bet” that it would be released in 2015. Mike WiLL Made-It is involved in Fergie’s comeback project, Billboard also learned.
The Dutchess, Fergie’s solo debut album, spawned five Top 5 hits on the Hot 100 chart: “London Bridge,” “Fergalicious,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Glamorous” and “Clumsy.” Since its September 2006 release, the singer released two albums and traveled the world with the Black Eyed Peas, and appeared on the Great Gatsby soundtrack with “A Little Party Never Killed Nobody (All We Got)” last year.