The Black Eyed Peas upgraded their 2003 hit “Where Is The Love?”
Your favorite musical group from the early ’00s reunited for a great cause. The Black Eyed Peas—yes, even Fergie!—revamped their 2003 song “Where Is Love?,” which was originally recorded in wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. After a five-year-hiatus, the band is back to inspire social engagement in millennials.
In light of all the recent tragedies around the world—including the attacks in Paris, Belgium and Turkey, along with the deaths of police officers in Dallas and the horrifying Orlando mass shooting—the song aims to inspire millennials to “care like your freedom depends on it.”
To hype up the song, the group enlisted A-list stars like Kendall Jenner (is she going to sing?!) and Jaden Smith. We’re huge fans of the Hollywood BFFs coming together like this to influence such a powerful statement.
According to Rollling Stone, other contributing stars include Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Cassie, Andra Day, The Game, Tori Kelly, V. Bozeman, Jessie J, French Montana, Justin Timberlake, DJ Khaled, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, and A$AP Rocky.
In a video teasing the song’s release, will.i.am. says he hopes millennials are inspired to “go all out” and make a change. “The millennials are powerful—I don’t think they realize just how powerful they are,” he says.
The song is currently available for purchase on iTunes, and all profits go towards will.i.am’s non-profit, i.am.angel foundation, which is dedicated to “transforming lives through education, inspiration and opportunity.”
You can view the preview of the song here—it already has over six million views.