The Black Eyed Peas and Jennifer Hudson have come together for “The LOVE.”
“The LOVE,” is an adaptation of “Where Is The Love,” the Black Eyed Peas’ global hit song known to resurface during troubling times.
Stylistic elements of will.i.am’s iconic 2008 “Yes We Can” music video, later harnessed by the Obama-Biden campaign are also incorporated, this cycle using portions of Joe Biden’s DNC acceptance speech delivered on August 20th, 2020 in the opening and closing verses of “The LOVE.”
“The LOVE” incorporates lyrics and imagery that address the ongoing wave of many systemic issues including deadly police brutality, civil rights violations, public safety failures, environmental struggles and stalled immigration reform efforts that have left a generation of DACA youth living in limbo.
Chronicling the failures that continue to play out across the U.S. unchecked, “The LOVE” features an array of activists and surviving family members fighting back the inequalities that have plagued the nation for far too long.
Right after the song dropped, it was brought to will.i.am’s attention that Tiffany Trump walked out on stage at a LGBTQ-focused campaign event for her father to “I Gotta Feeling” by Black Eyed Peas.
Will.i.am responded via Twitter.
Rather than engage lawyers to send out a nasty Cease & Desist letter to the campaign, will.i.am tweeted Tiffany Trump, and suggested that “The LOVE” would have been a better fit.
.@TiffanyATrump, I see that you walked out to #iGOTTAFEELING…but given the inequalities in America affecting LGBTQ, people of color and the disenfranchised, this song would have been more appropriate to walk out to… https://t.co/Rcb36Wg2G9 #THELOVE pic.twitter.com/FzdwJrd4Zb
— will.i.am (@iamwill) October 21, 2020
Check out “The LOVE” below!