Black Eyed Peas frontman and producer, Will.I.AM is treating us with a first collaboration from his new solo-project ‘’#WillPower’’. If we have to believe the rumours, the album will be full of collaborations including Nicole Scherzinger, Britney Spears, Shakira, and many others.
The premiere to kick off this bunch of collaborations is ‘T.H.E (The Hardest Ever)’ featuring the easy on the eye Jennifer Lopez and Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. The title of the song says it all really, it’s quite a difficult song to like at first. It’s got all the usual Will.IAM ingredients in it, big basses and beats, which could easily have been a little album filler for the Black Eyed Peas. The production itself is great, but somehow the song doesn’t leave much of an impression until Mick Jagger starts to take the vocals for his account. It’s a long wait to really see the song start flourishing, so it gives the impression to drag on. The chorus by Jennifer Lopez, is simple but yet catchy and after a few listens you do get to sing it along.
Overall, we are a tad disappointed with the song, which in comparison to what Will.IAM produced for the Black Eyed Peas, unfortunately doesn’t reach to the same standards.