Who would have ever thought that in the year 2016 we would so desperately need the Black Eyed Peas to remake "Where Is the Love?" In a world that seems to be filled with so much anger, the Black Eyed Peas have re-released their 2003 hit 13 years later in hopes of pushing others to spread love, not hate. The group put out the popular single after the 9/11 attacks and now with gun control being an issue talked about daily, mass shootings happening left and right, and the Black Live Matters movement being at the forefront, the Black Eyed Peas are taking a stand and want everyone to join them in showing how "love transcends hate."
"I remember when the attack in Paris happened, people would say 'We need "Where Is The Love?" again,'" Will.i.am said in a video shared by ATTN: on Facebook Tuesday. "And then Belgium happened, and then Turkey, and then Orlando, and then Philando [Castile], and then Alton [Sterling] before him, and then Dallas. Everyone was calling on us like, 'We need that song again.'"
Well, they listened and recorded a new version for purchase on iTunes with all proceeds going to will.i.am's I.Am.Angel Foundation. They also produced a video, which features a slew of celebrities joining their fight. From Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake, Kendall Jenner, Connie Britton, Snoop Dogg, Lance Bass, and more celebs are coming together for the important cause. To watch the video in its entirety, visit Apple Music.
As will.i.am notes in the video above, "The millennials are powerful. I don't think they realize just how powerful they are." He adds, "I hope this song inspires the millennials to go all out, scream from the tallest mountain, care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk."
Their remake couldn't come at a more perfect time. It's unfortunate that the world is filled with so much hate and every day something awful is making headlines, but hopefully everyone will take what the Black Eyed Peas are saying to heart, so someday we won't ever have to ask, "Where Is the Love?"