New: The Black Eyed Peas – Yesterday (Video)
Black Eyed Peas are back as a trio on their first release since 2010s “The Beginning”.
As well as returning to the original line-up, their music also reverts back to their Fergie-less days. Deviating from the more electro-pop recent efforts, BEP pay respect to their hip-hop roots by creating an amalgamation of classic rap influences and samples old-school records including N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton,” Wu-Tang Clan’s “Killa Bees,” Beastie Boys’ “Paul Revere” and Onyx’s “Slam.”
The cool visual features the band in a record store sifting through all their favourite vinyls and putting their own spin by transforming on to the album covers.
Admittedly the song does sound like a hot mess at first, but it takes a few spins to fully appreciate the fresh combination of futuristic Electro-Hop beats with classic Hip-Hop records and I will take this any day over Will.I.Am’s recent production for his solo album and other artists which has become quite monotonous.
Time will tell if they can garner as much success without Fergie on the upcoming album which has not yet got a release date but Will recently tweeted with the hashtags “#THEBLACKEYEDPEAS,” “#20thANNIVERSARYALBUM” #COMINGSOON.” Catch the new track + video below.