AMP Music Minute: Will.i.am Working On Solo Act, Grammy Noms Concert Gets AMP’d Out And Lady Gaga Tells TMI About Performance Bathroom Habits
So the [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Black Eyed Peas [/lastfm]break has been in the blogospere lately because people just can’t seem to discern a break with a break up. The Black Eyed Peas have not, and according to band leader, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]will.i.am[/lastfm], will never break up. “Impossible,” he once tweeted.
But that doesn’t mean will.i.am is pumping the brakes anytime soon. In his band’s downtime Will has been working on his solo project, #willpower. The tech savvy pop star thought it clever to name his album as a hash tag. But this homage to internet communication makes sense from the current Creative Director of Intel.
His first single is also set to be released very soon as well. The electro-dance track features [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Jennifer Lopez [/lastfm]and rock legend, [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Mick Jagger[/lastfm]. “T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)” will debut live on one of music’s grandest nights, the 2011 American Music Awards, which air this Sunday November 20th on ABC.
Though this isn’t will.i.am’s first solo album, Songs About Girls came out in 2007, Will has grown up significantly as an artist and his ‘Boom Boom Pow” sound has changed music forever, but certainly in a way that will allow this new song and the forthcoming album to prevail.
There is already a video in the works for the lead single off #willpower. Expect to see that right here on AMP later this month.
“I Get It From My Mama” by Will.i.am