In 2003, the Black Eyed Peas released an album called Elephunk, featuring the four members that most people know the group to be today (will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo, and apl.de.ap). One single to come from this album was "Where Is The Love", a catchy and deep tune that is occasionally still heard on the radio. It featured Justin Timberlake in the chorus, and it masterfully wove real world problems into a hip-hop song. To refresh your memory, give it a listen here.
I guess the Peas still don't know where that love is, because they've just released a remake of the song, despite the group still being on a hiatus. The new version is slower and darker. They changed some of the lyrics to reflect more recent world problems like police brutality and Black Lives Matter, for example. It's not nearly as catchy, but it's haunting, which really packs a punch more than the original. The new black and white video for the song flashes sad images from the news and features several celebrities looking somber and singing a little -- to name a few: Usher, Jaden Smith, Vanessa Hudgens, Tori Kelly, Wiz Khalifa, Justin Timberlake and DJ Khaled. Watch the #WHERESTHELOVE video now.
It is nice to see Justin Timberlake reprise some of his lines too.
The reason for this song's comeback is that proceeds of this version of the song will go to will.i.am's foundation called i.am.angel, which funds post-secondary educations and other school programs, which is great. The Black Eyed Peas have many amazing songs, but none are quite as deep or iconic as this one. So to be able to rebrand it and use it to make money for a good cause is outstanding. Plus, this may be the start of the Black Eyed Peas' comeback. It's about time!
You can support the cause and download the song on iTunes here.