2015 came and went without a new album from Fergie, but that’s about to change. The Black Eyed Peas frontwoman is reportedly readying her long-awaited second solo album for March.
According to WWD, Fergie was in Paris over the weekend shooting the cover and packaging for her first album in nine years with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. She wore designers including Tom Ford, Gianvito Rossi, Rosamosario, and Raf Simons for the high-fashion shoot, which was styled by Carine Roitfeld.
Fergie was also set to shoot a music video in Paris on Tuesday with creative director Giovanni Bianco (Madonna), and is scheduled to film another video in London later this week.
This time around, she has collaborated with hitmakers including will.i.am, Mike WiLL Made-It, Rae Sremmurd, Charlie Puth, Toby Gad, and Nicki Minaj, while YG appeared on 2014’s DJ Mustard-produced single “L.A.LOVE (la la).”
She described her comeback album as “a modern version” of her 2006 debut The Dutchess. “I went on two tours with the Peas, since my last solo album, all over the world,” Fergie told GulfNews. “And, you know, dove into the electro scene, but coming from a hip-hop pop origins, and bringing some of my love of rock and reggae. So, very much a cornucopia of music. It’s the 2015 version of me.”
The Dutchess sold nearly 4 million copies in the U.S. and spawned three No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “London Bridge,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Glamorous.”