'Songland: Will.i.am talks about looking for 'mystery' in the next episode and shares what he thinks makes a song great

'Songland: Will.i.am talks about looking for 'mystery' in the next episode and shares what he thinks makes a song great

After weeks of anticipation, NBC's 'Songland' premiered last week, and ever since then fans and viewers have been hooked onto the new music series. 

The newest series from NBC revolves around aspiring songwriters and gives them a chance to perform their original song for featured artistes who appear on the series. Some of the artistes include John Legend, Jonas Brothers, Will.i.am, Meghan Trainor and many more. 

This is how the series works: Each week 'Songland' invites four/five songwriters who battle it out with each other hoping the featured artiste would pick their song to record. To start off, they perform their original songs for the judges/mentors and the featured artiste. The three songwriters who impress the panel with their song the most will be chosen to work with either of the three mentors/judges  - Ryan Tedder, Ester Dean, and Shane McAnally. 




The mentors will then critique their performances and help them produce/rewrite their songs in a better way. The three songwriters will then perform their finetuned songs for the featured artiste who will then choose one contestant's song and record it on their own. 

Last week when the season premiered, the first featured artiste to appear was John Legend. After listening to everyone's songs, in the end, he chose Tebby Burrows' 'We Need Love'.

While we are eagerly waiting for the next episode to air, the series recently revealed a sneak peek of next week's featured artiste. And it was none other than award-winning singer and Black Eyed Peas frontman Will.i.am. 

In the preview that was released on the series' social media page, we got to see Will.i.am tease what we can expect from him next week and what are the elements that make up a hit song.

 Songland Episode 102 -- Pictured: (l-r) Will.i.am, Shane McAnally, Ester Dean, Ryan Tedder -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

“I’ve always been about love and joy and just being happy. I think the world needs pick-me-ups. The things that we like right now are dark music. I need to listen to music where I can’t figure out and decipher what came first or what the reference was,” he says. “The music for me, I love it when I don’t know how they made it.”

According to the award-winning singer, the best songs make you experience one thing and that is love. "I like to feel in love again. And love is when I can’t figure it out but I just like it. If your significant other says, why do you love me? I don’t know why I love you, I just love you. Well, s***, if I knew, I wouldn’t love you…and that’s how music should be," he revealed. 

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