2009 was a phenomenal year for the Black Eyed Peas. After a four year break, the American/Filipino hip-hop group returned with new album The E.N.D., which stands for The Energy Never Dies and not the end of the group. And why would they want to end with three explosive singles to their name! Boom Boom Pow, I Gotta Feeling and Meet Me Halfway topped the charts all over the World with the former two singles spending a total of six months on top of the U.S. Billboard Charts.
When I heard that Imma Be was intended to be the fourth single released from the album, I was skeptical, believing that the single would not impact outside of urban U.S. radio. Well, someone in the Black Eyed Peas camp are obviously of the same mindframe as myself and Rock That Body has been chosen as the fourth international single outside of North America. This is a much better choice. Despite a lack of Fergie, this song is fantastic. A pulsing, beating electro-hop song with chipmunk vocals, a heavy bassline and a Europoppy, Daft Punk-esque sound. Believe me, it should be tearing up the clubs this Spring. The single is available in Australia and New Zealand tomorrow and released in Ireland on 26 February and UK on 1 March.