"People want to feel good, no matter how gloomy it may be out there," says the Black Eyed Peas' partyer-in-chief. "They want to escape, and that's the music I'm making." With the Peas on break, Will.i.am has been recording his fourth solo LP in Paris, London, New York and L.A. – and while he hasn't released any music from the disc yet, fans can expect plenty of his trademark pounding beats and radio-dominating hooks. "There's some electro, some rock, some dance," adds Will. "I ain't trying to put people to sleep!"