If it feels like it’s been ages since we’ve heard new music from The Black Eyed Peas, and that’s because it has been (discounting the standalone 2015 track Awesome, recorded sans Fergie).
Now they’ve returned with a rework of their huge 2003 anthem Where Is The Love?, featuring original collaborator Justin Timberlake alongside a veritable who’s who of Hollywood actors, musicians and celebrities.
Re-titled #WHEREISTHELOVE (feat. The World), the track (below) features A$AP Rocky, Usher, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Kendall Jenner and DJ Khaled, as well as Puff Daddy, Jamie Foxx, Jaden Smith, The Game, Jessie J, Kareen Abdul Jabbar, LL Cool J and Wiz Khalifa, just to name a few.
In a video explaining why they decided to remake the iconic track, Will.I.Am explains that The Black Eyed Peas felt they needed to respond to some of the violence which has taken place in the past few years.
“I remember when the attack in Paris happened,” he says. “People would say, ‘We need Where Is The Love again,'” he says.
“And then Belgium happened, and then Turkey, and then Orlando, and then Philando, and Alto before him, and then Dallas. Everyone was calling on us, like, ‘We need that song again.'”
You can watch the trailer, as well as the full video below. You can also buy the track from iTunes here, with all proceeds going to will.i.am’s i.am.angel foundation, which funds educational programs and college scholarships.
Watch: The Black Eyed Peas – ‘#WHEREISTHELOVE’ (feat. The World)
Watch: The Black Eyed Peas ‘Where Is The Love?’ Teaser