Here's what we do already know: Fergie is back and we're more than okay with it.
Leading up to the release of her much-anticipated new solo album, Double Dutchess, the member of the Black Eyed Peas has returned with a fresh single that features another diva personality from the world of hip-hop, Nicki Minaj. The instrumental, steeped in some electro-synth vibes and sporting a very funky retro sample from Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock's "It Takes Two," "You Already Know" seems primed to be a track that will gain extensive airplay on mainstream radio and also during peak hour at your favorite nightclub.
It's definitely been a minute since we've heard from Ms. Ferguson - and even longer since she's had a bona fide hit single on the radio - but that doesn't mean her recent work has been anything to sneer at either. Her 2016 single "M.I.L.F.$" was an undisputed banger, yet somehow went virtually undetected by those who are making charts and lists of the tastemaking tracks online and otherwise. There seems as though she's pushing to change all that, reaching for high-profile collabs such as Minaj and Rick Ross, just to name a couple, laying the groundwork for the mentality that Double Dutchess will be a much-hyped event as far as the music industry is concerned.
Then there's the messy-ish situation that was supposedly going on between her that the rest of her BEP members. Rumors that she was leaving the group for good surfaced in June, only to be squashed by will.i.am himself, who stated she was simply taking a break to work on her solo project. Where the Peas are concerned, they enlisted the help of female vocalist Nicole Scherzinger on their new recordings, but that doesn't seem to have created any public rift between Fergie and the boys in the group. Whatever the case, I think "You Already Know" is going to be something you hear a lot in the last half of 2017.
Put my little noodle on the problem
Then I drink about it
Drink a little, swig a little, sip a little, spill a little
Feel a little loopy when I get a little tipsy.