Following a Brooklyn premiere of Fergie’s long-awaited second solo album, some were left wondering if it was inspired by her breakup with Josh Duhamel.
Tracks on the new album, titled “Double Dutchess”, include “Save It Till Morning,” “A Little Work”, “Love Is Blind,” and “Love Is Pain.” And Fergie admitted to Page Six, “There’s a lot of my life, and my vulnerable side on the album.”
But she insists that the songs, written from the journals she has kept throughout her life, are about many relationships she has had, not just Duhamel, and the videos “amplify” events from her past.
Fergie, 42, and Duhamel, 44, announced in September they had separated “earlier this year” after eight years of marriage.
She and the “Transformers” star share a four-year-old son Axl, who she says is “the sun that we all revolve around”, adding that she is staying strong after the split for him. “Now it is really about taking care of yourself, I have a son, and keeping the balance of life is very important, just checking in with yourself to make sure everything is balanced.”
The album is also a “visual experience”, with the singer filming a video for each of the songs Beyonce-style, which will all drop on Friday, September 22.
Of the album she said, “there’s a weird religious tone to the whole thing. I am more spiritual than religious . . . It is also about my relationship with my god, my higher power, my universe whatever you want to call it, whatever it is, I’ve really had to call upon that throughout the making of this album.”
Fergie has been very open about her mistakes and overcoming drug addiction in the past, “Writing the song ‘A Little Work’, it was all about how everything is a battle with the mind, it is how you change things slowly, little by little, sometimes it is not the easiest way to go, but that’s how we better ourselves. The song is definitely about a battle with myself and my own demons.”
The record also includes some killer Fergie upbeat club tracks including “You Already Know” featuring Nicki Minaj and “Hungry” featuring Rick Ross. There’s also the cheeky song “M.I.L.F.$,” accompanied by a video that features Kim Kardashian, Chrissie Teigen and Amber Valletta.
Guests at Tuesday’s Wythe Hotel VIP party for Fergie’s new album included models Alex Lundqvist, Marquita Pring and…