Single Review: Fergie – ‘M.I.L.F. $’

Published On July 24, 2016 | By Sonia de Freitas | Music, Singles & EP's

It has been two years since Fergie has released a single and the Duchess is back, unapologetic and louder than ever, with a new track called M.I.L.F $ (pronounced ‘Milf Money’) that makes her last release L.A. Love (La La) seem like it would be best suited for a ‘smooth’ radio station. It was produced by Polow Da Don who has worked with a host of hip-hop and pop artists, Nicki Minaj, Nelly, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Usher…, and took three years to make. M.I.L.F. $ is released in anticipation of Fergie’s second studio album Double Duchess which is due for release later this year.

Fergie-MILF $The purpose of the song is to challenge the social convention of the wholesome role a mother typically plays in society. I’m sure this track will become an anthem for many women out there who want to show that they can have it all; a family, a career, a social life and be sexy as hell at the same time. For those whose mantra is “work hard, play hard” you’ll get what Fergie is saying. A mother herself, to her three year old son, Axl, with husband Josh Duhamel, her message is authentic as she aggressively reminds us that she is still I.N.D.E.P.E.N.D.E.N.T. and P.A.I.D. – incidentally she was a spelling bee champion in her childhood which explains her affinity for spelling these words out in M.I.L.F. $. This single is one that has divided public opinion, you either like it or you don’t. I think the angst and message will resonate with Fergie’s fans, but the music does become tiresome after a while. It’s a great track for hitting the gym or the clubs because it is so driving, but it probably won’t be a classic hit that people will listen to in years to come. Like a lot of Fergie’s music, it will be swiftly forgotten after the hype, but it was damn fun while it lasted.

 

3 / 5 stars     

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