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The 5 Most Interesting Videos From Fergie's 'Double Dutchess' Visual Album

Fergie - You Already Know ft. Nicki Minaj
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Fergie feat. Nicki Minaj, "You Already Know"

After a long and winding road to release, Black Eyed Peas frontwoman and "Fergalicious" hitmaker Fergie finally dropped Double Dutchess -- the long-awaited follow-up to her debut solo album The Dutchess -- last Friday. The album came just days after the 11th anniversary of The Dutchess's release. 

An accompanying visual album, titled Double Dutchess: Seeing Double, is included with purchase of the album and premiered in iPic Theaters around the country in a special one-night-only event last week. With this visual album, Fergie -- known for her brazen attitude behind the mic -- aims to tell stories about her life that give fans a more personal perception of her that they never had before.

Here are some of the most attention-catching parts of the album. 

You Already Know

A Little Work

"Big Girls Don't Cry" showed us that Fergie is no stranger to love and loss, but we've yet to see her -- both on The Dutchess and throughout her BEP career -- belt about struggle and strength in a triumphant ballad. "A Little Work" serves as that ballad, and the video (directed by Jonas Åkerlund) matches the song's energy while simultaneously telling the story of her drug-addled spiral before her Peas career. 

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Enchanté

The video for "Enchanté" is one of the album's most unusual outings, starring Kendall Jenner and missing both Fergie and her son Axl (whose cute singing is featured in the beginning of the song). Throughout the video, Jenner plays different characters living in a large house while lip syncing to the song's simple lyrics, which include a few bits of beginner's French. When asked by Entertainment Weekly about Jenner's appearance in the video, Fergie recalls seeing her pop star potential while with her at Coachella: "She was lip syncing to a song and I remember thinking, 'Wow, she has like an inner pop star inside of her!'" 

Tension

Speaking of Coachella, the video for "Tension" was shot at the festival earlier this year, and acts as Fergie's love letter to music festivals and everything they entail: colorfully dressed women indulging in various forms of debauchery, men breakdancing on dirt, and bright strobe lights. The song itself is a funky dance track with an infectious bassline that is very much a hybrid brainchild of Fergie's Dutchess and BEP styles. While she also doesn't appear in this video, it doesn't lose much substance (no pun intended) from her absence. 


Double Dutchess is now available for streaming everywhere. Seeing Double is included on the iTunes Deluxe Visual Experience version of the album, and individual videos are available for viewing on Fergie's YouTube