Six years after she joined the Black Eyed Peas, the band that made her a star (as opposed to Wild Orchid, the girl-power pop act that went nowhere), Fergie is attempting a solo career. The toned-and-tough 31-year-old (aka Stacy Ann Ferguson) will release her solo debut, The Duchess, on September 19. To tempt fans before the album’s release, Fergie is streaming her first single, the Lady Sovereign-esque, grime-influenced “London Bridge,” in which the singer-cum-rapper spits lines like “I’m Fergie and me love you longtime,” and, “How come every time you come around my London, London Bridge wanna go down.” Must these people invent new terminology in every song? Fergie did visit her new track’s namesake, apparently, to take a new publicity photo (left).
Anyhow, Peas fans needn’t worry: According to the singer’s updated bio, Fergie considers her foray into solo stardom a “side project and will still record and tour with the band.”
Now Hear This:
Fergie – “London Bridge” (via MySpace)
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Compact Discs: Sound of the Future
On the Web: Fergie on MySpace