Grammy Award winners The Black Eyed Peas return with the release of their eagerly anticipated fourth album, 'Monkey Business' on 30th May through A&M Records.
'Monkey Business' is a madcap musical journey, mixing fat basslines with Latin rhythms, witty rhymes and hip-hop beats. It is the follow-up album to the 4 x platinum selling (1.4 million UK sales) 2003 release 'Elephunk'.
The first single to be taken from the album is 'Don't Phunk With My Heart' – released on May 16th – which has a distinct BEPS funkafied, hip-hop meets Bollywood sound. Look out for the video, directed by The Malloys, which sees Will, Apl and Taboo trying their luck as dating show contestants, battling for a date with Fergie.
Producer Will.i.am says of the album, 'I like it better than Elephunk. We recorded the majority of it in London, also in Brazil and in the US on airplanes, in hotel rooms, bus lobbies, museums and bathrooms'. Guest collaborations include; Justin Timberlake (My Style), James Brown (They Don't Want Music), Jack Johnson (Gone Going Gone) and Sting (Union).
The Black Eyed Peas will be returning to the UK with their energetic live show in the summer after the triumph of their recent Brixton Academy date on 6th May.
Don't Phunk With My Heart (30 second streams – full length streams
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