Will.i.am has created a new song about Barack Obama to follow up “Yes We Can,” his previous ode to the Illinois senator who on Tuesday became the 44th president of the United States.
“This was inspired by America,” the Black Eyed Peas leader told The Associated Press Tuesday night of his song “It’s A New Day.” “It’s about Obama winning, and really paying tribute to those people who are responsible for that happening, and that’s the American people.
The clip was due to premiere Wednesday on his website dipdive.com. Once again, will.i.am enlisted fellow celebrities, asking them to send him their video testimonials: He spent part of Election Night editing them so he could debut the final product the next morning. However, as of this posting we couldn’t locate the song at the site.
“The whole thing is really for people to leave testimonials, to create a page and leave testimonials on how they feel about this American accomplishment,” the music star explained.
Will.i.am’s video for “Yes We Can” featured celebrities such as Ryan Phillippe, John Legend, Scarlet Johansson and others giving vocalizations to an Obama speech over will.i.am’s music. It was a viral hit when it debuted in February, getting millions of views online.
Meanwhile, will.i.am was on CNN on election night to help show off the network’s new hologram technology. He was actually in Grant Park in Chicago, but visually he was in the studiio being interviewed by Anderson Cooper to discuss the making of the “Yes We Can” song and video. It was quite freaky and fascinating. Take a look: