And then there were three again. Your favourite 2000’s hitmakers The Black Eyed Peas are back again without Fergie in tow and are trying to re-create the controversial magic of “Where Is The Love?”. The political hip-hop track catapulted them to the spotlight in 2003 and 15 years later is still as relevant as ever with the current confusing political status. So with that tone in mind the trio have just announced that they will be releasing their seventh studio album ‘Masters Of The Sun’ on October 12. This record hears them leaving their electronic sound behind and returning to their hip-hop roots. Along with this announcement the band have also released an inspirational new single which is in the same political vain as ‘Where Is The Love?”. The social commentary of ‘Big Love’ reflects on the current state of America and preaches about peace and love. “Our leaders are embarrassing, I think they need some parenting. Tell me why they playing with the fire and the kerosene?”. The fiery and honest verses are full of passion and confusion as they all deliver heartfelt raps. They meld into a sweet and radio ready hook full of love and devotion. “Cause all that we are, all that we’re made of is big, big love”. This is by far the bands most commercially friendly release in years and whilst it does feel a little forced and gimmicky in places the song has a lot of heart and emotion which will undoubtedly lift you. It may not be as culturally game changing as ‘Where Is The Love’ but it’s still a cool moment.
The Black Eyed Peas will also be heading to Australia at the end of this month to headline the AFL Grand Final Pre Game Show on September 29.