will.i.am: Album is my baby

will.i.am’s new album features “a lot” of songs he is “nervous” about.

will.i.am claims releasing a new album is like sending your child to school for the first time.

The Black Eyed Peas star is gearing up to release his solo record #willpower, which will be available later this month. The charismatic musician has taken a risk with several tracks and hopes fans will enjoy his latest offering.

“It’s never, you know, it’s like sending your seven-year-old kid to school for the first day,” he told ET. “There’s a lot of songs on this record that I’m nervous about, but that’s a good thing."

will.i.am has been working on the new material for more than a year. The album includes his hit duet with Britney, Scream & Shout, as well as This is Love. He has also teamed up with other big names in the industry, including Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus.

“The song with Miley Cyrus, Fall Down – I’m really proud of that,” he beamed. “Miley thanks for coming down to the studio and singing wonderfully.”

Last week, the artwork for #willpower was revealed. The cover features a headshot of the star against an orange background.

This is will.i.am’s first solo offering since The Black Eyed Peas announced their hiatus in 2011.

His bandmate Fergie is currently expecting her first child with husband Josh Duhamel. will.i.am believes Fergie will relish motherhood.

“Fergie is going to be an amazing mom, I can tell you that,” he exclaimed. “And Josh will make a great dad. Those guys have been working on that project for a long time. I know what it’s like, working on a new album, it’s stressful, but what they are working on – that was a different type of night work, to make their project. But we both stayed up all night making our projects!”
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Monday, 08. April 2013