It’s common knowledge that will.i.am has a knack for making smash hits. He came up producing for pop giants like Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, U2, Justin Bieber, and Justin Timberlake, so it’s clear that he not only understands what the people want, but has been a seminal force in shaping it.
This new track, titled “Feelin’ Myself,” will be on his fourth solo album, #willpower, set for release in December 2013. The trap-inspired beat is sparse and catchy, albeit a bit uninspired. The newly 21-year-old Miley Cyrus makes an appearance for a 100% rap verse about halfway through the song, and while she’s not exactly Nasir Jones, she manages to stay on beat and drop a couple of clever phrases.
The video stays in line with will.i.am’s infatuation with futurism, featuring crispy visuals, futuristic outfits, a lot of cloning, and manic editing. It’s pretty clear that this track is going to blow up–it’s a matter of days before everybody out there is constantly talking about “feeling themselves.”
Here are our favorite moments from the video as gifs: