I don’t think I’ve ever been happier than when I heard that the Black Eyed Peas were taking a potentially permanent hiatus. Fergie’s solo material tends to be somewhat solid in terms of mindless bops, and I know BEP had tons of hits, but fuck me, they were obnoxious. After all, they were led by will.i.am, possible the most obnoxious human being ever to grace this planet. Well, turns out, we’re not rid of them just yet, because they’re getting back together! :( :( :(
Will says that they “never should have stopped”, but some would beg to differ (and I’m one of them). Here’s what he had to say during an interview with UK radio station Capital FM (via Digital Spy):
“Yeah…so…yes…There will be a Black Eyed Peas reunion,” the multi-talented star told Capital Evening Show’s Roman Kemp .
“It just… it breaks my heart that I even have to say that because really we should just… we should just always have been doing Black Eyed Peas actually. We shouldn’t have ever… right.”
Very succinct and well-spoken there, Will!
In all seriousness, ya, BEP had some “hits” that got lodged in your brain like the ear worms they were, but aren’t we, as a society, kind of over everything they were offering. Thinking of them now, they just feel so… dated – the kind of group that could only work because it was the early ’00s and for some reason, we didn’t know any better. Maybe we had post-Y2K brain and were just happy to still be alive so we went with it. Now, however, I don’t think the world will be so happy to welcome them back… or at least I hope not.