It may be hard to believe, but the Black Eyed Peas have been phunking with our hearts for 20 years. And following a brief hiatus, will.i.am has promised to reunite with Fergie, Taboo and apl.de.ap to make and release new music in 2015.
In an interview today (Jan. 5) on the Capital Breakfast Show with Dave Berry & Lisa Snowdon, will.i.am noted that his band's fans, known as "Pea Bodies," were excited about the upcoming 20th anniversary and that the group will honor them by reuniting and releasing new music, though will.i.am was careful to say that it wouldn't necessarily be an album.
"OK, I can't give too many details, but there's a bunch of Pea Bodies out there that we've been tweeting back and forth for the past couple of days over the excitement of 20 years of Black Eyed Peas," will.i.am said. "We're going to have new music. We'll have a bunch of new experiences. I don't want to call them albums, but we'll have some experiences and a bunch of stuff to get the Pea Bodies and the folks that supported us and got us to this point."
Will.i.am noted that this music will be for the fans and reflect on the last two decades. "So we'll make music for them and we'll just reflect on the dream. The initial dream we had, June 1995," he said.
So, though there may not be an album, per se, but there will be plenty coming from the Black Eyed Peas in the New Year.
And it's about time for the "Pea Bodies," too. The Black Eyed Peas last album, The Beginning was released in November 2010. It spawned such major hits as "The Time (Dirty Bit)" and "Don't Stop the Party."