will.i.am has confirmed that Justin Bieber, LMFAO, Ne-Yo and — praise be! ‑Nicole Scherzinger all appear on his forthcoming opus '#willpower'.
Talking to Billboard about the album, he also let slip that cultural milestone 'T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)' may not make the cut (although we imagine it might appear on the inevitable 'deluxe' version).
"I just always want to put out songs. They don't necessarily have to be part of an album," he explained. "Those are just songs to let people know along the way what I'm working on. That's me having an audio, musical conversation with the public."
Claiming to have recorded between 200 and 300 songs (!), will described the sound of the album using the following list of meaningless genres: "There's classical shit, like just me and a guitar and an orchestra or me with just an orchestra and a kid's choir. There's some ghetto, ugly, dirty stuff."
"And then there's dance stuff, global world stuff and, like, avant garde, left-of-center, for-art's‑sake music that has nothing to do with getting played on the radio. I'm just art-ing out. It's pretty diverse."
A release date for this complete mess of an album has yet to be confirmed.