I don’t know who started it or why, but someone decided that it wasn’t cool to love the [[Black Eyed Peas]]. I remember saying to someone online a couple of years ago that I loved these guys, and how much I enjoyed their inventive hip-hop, but being laughed at for liking the group.
So I, and a few other closet BEP fans have been waiting for will.i.am to stop fluffing around with collaborations and making Cheryl Cole dance in his videos. We even tolerated Fergie’s album (straight from the Nicole Scherzinger school of ‘stick with the band’).
And to the single: Boom Boom Pow is the lead single from the Black Eyed Peas new album, The E.N.D. My initial impression is that their sound has evolved, but the chemistry of the group remains as vibrant and funky as ever. I was worried about this, because their solo efforts have been patchy. Yes, even will.i.am.
However, this comeback is strong and confident, with just the right amount of bragging in the lyrics about how great they are. Naturally, the current love affair with autotune effects continues apace, and the sound is filled out with a truckload of electronic fuzz. It’s simply brilliant, and I won’t hear any haters saying otherwise. Alright?
Oh, by the way, I think Fergie has possibly the sexiest singing voice in the history of pop music. There’s just something really horny about the way she sings. And does anyone else think her hairstyle in the vid is influenced by the ladies of Star Wars?