They have remained one of the best selling groups of all time despite going on hiatus four years ago, but now The Black Eyed Peas will be reuniting for their 20th anniversary later this year.
Speaking on a radio breakfast show on Monday (Jan. 5) Will.i.am revealed that 2015 would see Fergie, Apl.de.ap and Taboo hitting the recording studio together for the first time since 2011. “I can’t give too much detail, but the PEAbodies, there’s a bunch of PEAbodies out there that we’ve been Tweeting back and forth for the past couple of days, on the excitement of 20 years of the Black Eyed Peas,” he said.
“We’re gonna have new music, we’ll have a bunch of new experiences, I don’t wanna call them albums. We’ll have experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the PEAbodies, and the folks that supported us, that got us to this point, all the support the love, the encouragement and listening to and sharing our music. We’ll make music for them, and just reflect on the initial dream we had in June 1995.”
He added to The Metro that their work would be a follow up to their 2010 album ‘The Beginning’ and that the group were planning on celebrating their milestone with a tour. He said, ”We’re all geared up and excited for the next year. We are recording now.”
Back in June, the BEP frontman explained that there was “no point” in reforming the band unless they were able to create a bold new style just as they did with their 2009 album The E.N.D. – which featured the hit track Boom Boom Pow. Speaking on Capital FM, he said, “We’re doing some configuration as far as what do we do as the Peas next. In 2008, I was like ‘Guys, electro music is sick!’ And most of them were like, ‘What are you talking about, electro?’ ‘[I said], There’s this guy called David Guetta and there’s like this underworld, we should do songs like that.’
“Now we have to do something that no one’s thought of, so you’re thinking like ‘The Black Eyed Peas are what?’ If it doesn’t spark that conversation, then there’s no point. I know we have to either emerge with something from the underground or do something no-one has thought of. Either it’s amazing or I don’t get it.”
With this, you can know what to expect from this group in 2015.