Will.i.am Hints At New Music From Black Eyed Peas To Celebrate The Band’s 20th Anniversary

Robbie Daw | January 5, 2015 8:21 am
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Well, Fergie‘s “La La (L.A. Love)” is just beginning to gain momentum, and the single’s parent album isn’t even out yet, but that’s not stopping will.i.am from teasing some sort of upcoming release from the Black Eyes Peas.

“We’re gonna have new music, we’ll have a bunch of new experiences, I don’t wanna call them albums,” Will, the band’s 39-year-old frontman, said in a new interview with the UK’s Capital FM Breakfast Show, per MTV UK. “We’ll have experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the PEAbodies, and the folks that supported us, that got us to this point, all the support the love, the encouragement and listening to and sharing our music. We’ll make music for them, and just reflect on the initial dream we had in June 1995.”

The Peas formed in Los Angeles in 1995 and released debut LP Behind The Front three years later. Fergie eventually joined the group during the recording of third LP Elephunk, which produced their first Top 40 chart hit: 2003’s “Where Is The Love?” That song and subsequent Fergie-assisted singles like “Hey Mama” and “Let’s Get It Started” helped Elephunk go triple Platinum in the US.

Jumping back to the present, it doesn’t quite sound like a studio LP is in the works for the Black Eyes Peas in 2015. But perhaps a nice, all-inclusive greatest hits package with, say, two or three new recordings tacked on might be a nice thing to have. (Though in all honesty, there would be no complaints from this end if they chucked “The Time (Dirty Bit)” off the tracklist.)

That could constitute “new experiences” for the band, no?

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