Black Eyed Peas have joined forces once again to revamp their 2003 hit “Where Is the Love?” Sales from the new version of the track will go to the i.am.angel foundation, a non-profit founded by will.i.am with the goal of “transforming lives through education, inspiration and opportunity.”
Black Eyed Peas enlisted numerous heavy hitters to join them on the latest rendition of “Where Is the Love?,” including Jamie Foxx, Ty Dolla $ign, Mary J. Blige, Diddy, Cassie, Andra Day, The Game, Tori Kelly, V. Bozeman, Jessie J, French Montana, Justin Timberlake, DJ Khaled, Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, A$AP Rocky and Jaden Smith. There is also a 40-member children’s choir featured on the track.
In addition, the group made a new visual for “Where Is the Love” that incorporates even more people. The clip features appearances from Sandra Sterling, whose nephew Alton Sterling was killed by the police, Valerie Castile, whose son Philando Castile was also killed by law enforcement, and Dallas Police Chief David O. Brown. More entertainers show up here as well: Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Connie Britton, Quincy Jones, Lance Bass and others.
The Black Eyed Peas discussed the reason behind revising “Where Is the Love?” in a short video. “I remember when the Paris attack happened, people would say, we need ‘Where Is The Love?’ again,” will.i.am explains. “And then Belgium happened. And then Turkey, and then Orlando, and then Philando, and Alton before him, and then Dallas. Everyone was calling on us, like, ‘we need that song again.'”
“I hope this song inspires the millennial to go all out,” will.i.am adds. “Scream from the tallest mountain. Care like your freedom depends on it. Pay attention like that is at risk.”
In a move that seems somewhat at odds with the wide-reaching charitable intentions behind the single, the Black Eyed Peas made their new tune an Apple exclusive for 24 hours.