UPDATE // DECEMBER 25:
Merry Christmas! Here's the cover for Fergie's forthcoming album Double Dutchess, which she claims drops in January.
UPDATE // NOVEMBER 24:
In a new interview with radio station 104.3 My FM, Fergie confirms the album debuts in January (she just has a couple more interludes to finish). Watch:
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EARLIER // NOVEMBER 22:
Fergie Ferg finally announces a tentative timeline to release her forthcoming album.
When Fergie dropped "M.I.L.F. $" last summer, fans wrongfully assumed her sophomore solo album was nearby. Wrong. And despite releasing a second single recently, the mid-tempo sleeper "Life Goes On" (which will receive a beach-themed music video treatment shortly), there's still no concrete date as to when we can expect to hear Double Dutchess, but we do have a guesstimate.
During a live stream sit-down chat at the Facebook HQ, Fergie did her best to answer an array of questions ranging from her musical inspirations (which include: Roxanne Shanté, Queen Latifah, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Robert Plant, Axl Rose, Sebastian Bach, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday), showed off her hidden talent of tongue waving, revealed her pre and post-performance rituals, Thanksgiving Day plans and more.
But the most poignant piece of information dealt with the music, of course. Here's what she had to say when a fan asked when the album is expected to debut.
"I am so ready for this album to come out. You have no idea. I have turned it in. It's done. It's coming out in the beginning of the year, and I'm sorry it's taken so long to those of who have been waiting. I've got a kid and a husband and I just need to sleep. And I just really cared about it. I hope it will be worth it. A lot of it is really autobiographical. I had four albums with The Peas, but that's really not the time and place to air out some of my own personal feelings and thoughts and emotions. My second album is the place for me to do so, so there's a lot of emotion. I put blood, sweat and tears into this album. There's personal stuff, there's pop stuff, hip-hop stuff, throwback stuff, some reggae, ballads, fun, silly, all of the above."
And there you have it folks: we still don't really know.