The Black Eyed Peas are referring to their upcoming CD “The END” as more of a “music diary” than a conventional album.
Group leader will.i.am tells Billboard.com that “The END” stands for “The Energy Never Dies,” which describes his vision for a project that will be frequently updated throughout its designated cycle.
“It’s a diary … of music that at any given time, depending on the inspiration, you can add to it,” the artist/producer/songwriter explains. “When it comes out, there’ll be 12 songs on it, but the next day there could be 100 songs, 50 sketches, 1,000 blogs all (online) around ‘The END,’ so the energy really, truly never dies.
“I’m trying to break away from the concept of an album. What is an album when you put 12 songs on iTunes and people can pick at it like scabs? That’s not an album. There is no album anymore.”
Will.i.am says he and the other Peas have been working on “The END” throughout the year and that the follow-up to 2005’s “Monkey Business” is “almost” done. He describes the music as “a lot of dance stuff, real melodic, electronic, soulful. We call it, like, electric static funk, something like that.”
The group is plotting a tour for May or June, and will.i.am says group member Fergie has told him that “our show needs to be f*ckin’ ridiculous this time. We need to. put together a monster show.’ So I’m gonna hold her to that and we’re gonna follow her lead and really knock ’em out.”