Will.I.Am is one of the best-known producers in the game right now. Various artists such as Justin Timberlake, John Legend, Sergio Mendes, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Ciara, Michael Jackson and The Game have called upon his hit-making services. Will.I.Am is also known for being one of the creators of the multi-platinum recording group The Black Eyed Peas. With The Black Eyed Peas on hiatus, Will.I.Am decided to drop his third solo album, Songs About Girls.
The first single of the album is the catchy party song I Got It From My Mama (Genetics). The song was produced by Will.I.Am and features samples from Magazine 60’s classic Don Quichotte and Bob James’ classic Take Me To Mardi Gras. The song is catchy and very danceable. Will.I.Am is a proven hit-maker and this track is no exception. The song just makes you want to get on the dance floor.
Ain’t It Pretty features Will.I.Am crooning and rapping over a very different beat. Will’s singing ability is much better than expected as he is a better singer than half the artists that are out nowadays. The song is a mellow escape from the rest of the world.
The Donque Song is the typical ode to the female anatomy. On this track Will is joined by Snoop Dogg. Snoop samples himself using very similar lyrics to his classic song Nuthin’ But A G Thang. The song is catchy and what you would expect from this combination.
She’s A Star produced by Polow Da Don is an R&B record. The song seems as if it was made for an artist like Omarion but Will holds his own on the track. The song is not what you expect to hear from Will but it is a solid song.
Impatient is one of the most unique tracks on the album. The song starts with an abnormally long introduction of over thirty seconds long before the first lyrics start. The song then drops into a completely bass heavy affair where it sounds like the treble has been completely turned off. Then numerous vocal effects are added on the vocal. Throughout the song no more than three words are said throughout the song. This is a very interesting concept record.
Song About Girls is a completely experimental album by one of the last pioneers in modern music. The album has a little something for everyone and is a good album. Will.I.Am is known for his extreme creativity and he showcases this on the album. Overall Songs About Girls gets 8 out of 10 for an extremely creative effort. If you’re a fan of Will.I.Am, make sure you get the album Songs About Girls when it is in stores on September 25.