Fergie Talks Getting Deeply Emotional for Double Dutchess — and 4-Year-Old Axl’s Adorable Cameo!

Double Dutchess is here — and it’s been 11 years in a making.

The follow adult to Fergie‘s pound strike 2006 entrance manuscript The Dutchess brings with it an array of songs, styles, and feelings that showcase all areas of a singer’s brain.

“It’s been 11 years given we expelled an manuscript so we felt like it was time to uncover all a tools — intimate, fun, laughing, crying,” Fergie recently told PEOPLE during a VIP screening of her visible manuscript in New York. “All of it. And this is a place for me to recover what’s in my journals. I’ve been by a lot of practice in life and we felt like because not share them?”

The thespian dug low for a 13 strain outing, going behind by all a emotions she felt too “selfish” to demonstrate on Black Eyes Peas‘ albums. When it came time to finally let them out, she saw a settlement in how identical feelings kept entrance in and out in her journals.

“It’s crazy how we knowledge a same feelings though in totally opposite durations of your life,” she said. “I was compiling that, and we adore to make a large dash — I’m a fool for a thespian moment. So if you’re gonna speak about a feeling, because not really talk about a feeling. When we consider about a feeling it expands, so because not really go there.”

She positively goes there, generally on marks like “Love is Pain,” where her resounding vocals offer as an anchor for a album’s maelstrom of emotions. Though she has formerly pronounced a ballad was desirous by several relationships, it takes on a opposite definition now after her recent split from father Josh Duhamel after 8 years of marriage.

On a timing of a split, Fergie certified that it was “getting a tiny weird” for a dual of them to pretend to still be together, though they’re still “great friends” and continue to co-parent 4-year-old Axl.

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And a tiny guy, who she laughingly refers to as “the verbatim object we revolve around,” creates dual apart appearances on a album. He adorably sings a opening lines to “Enchanté (Carine)” and creates a tiny cameo during a finish of a visually impediment video for “A Little Work.”

“It was only unequivocally natural. We had designed to only film it either he wanted to come or not — we only missed my son and wanted him to come to set!” Fergie said. “I was like, ‘Well, we can travel out of a church with him or not, depending on what mood Axl is in. If he’s great and he doesn’t wish to do it, afterwards we cannot do it!’ But he was totally into it, we only done it like a play date. We play all a time during home in several costumes per day, so for us it was only another activity. We have a lot of good times!”

Double Dutchess is out now.