For a song that's titled "L.A. Love (La La)," Fergie sure spends a hell of a lot of time naming other cities and countries on her first new single in eight years. (Roughly thirty in three minutes, to be specific.)
There isn't a whole lot more to "L.A. Love (La La)" than a mindless geography lesson over the top of one of those hot DJ Mustard beats that we've already heard ten times before -- which is a damn shame when you remember that Fergie is one of the biggest female artists of the 2000s.
Still, it's nice to have Fergie Ferg back after so long, and there's a comforting nostalgia in hearing her churn out what is essentially just an updated version of the silly-but-catchy hip-pop of her quadruple-platinum debut, The Dutchess. (Even if it does show that after almost a decade she still hasn't grown as an artist.)
"L.A. Love (La La)" isn't the mammoth comeback single that it should be, but it's early days yet. Hopefully single No. 2 will be worthy of Fergie's flawlessness.