Black Eyed Peas Leave Fergie Out Of New Single 'Yesterday'
Black Eyed Peas Return With Nostalgic Hip Hop Single Without Fergie
Will.i.am, apl.de.ap and Taboo have reuinited to make a rather nostalgia inducing, hip-hop tribute single 'Yesterday'. It's now five years since their release of their last album 'The Beginning' but with their new album on its way later this year, the trio have returned with a new single and video to boot.
It's clear to see there's a lack of 'Fergie' in this one, and its apparent she's not featured on the song or in the video. It seems like the trio have decided to return back to their roots, referencing and paying tribute to hip-hop greats and sampling rap classics such as Ol' Dirty Bastard's 'Shimmy Shimmy Ya', NWA's 'Straight Outta Compton', KRS-One 'Sound Of The Police'.
This is certainly a large stride away from previous hits such as 'My Humps' and 'I Gotta Feeling', there's no pop-structure, no holding back and lyrics 'hard as hell'.
The music video was unexpectedly premiered on Apple Music and rather fittingly sees the three spitting the lyrics in a record store, holding up the relevant records as the song progresses and even sees their own faces on a few classic covers.
Their new album is set for release July 17.
Watch here on Apple Music.
Words: Charlie Smith