The Black Eyed Peas are heading back to The Beginning with variant album covers for Standard and Deluxe versions of their sixth album dropping November 30. The official artwork features 8-bit versions of will.i.am, Fergie, Taboo, and apl.de.ap.
While the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for “The Energy Never Dies”), the new album’s title, The Beginning, “refers to what is actually happening in the world right now,” says will.i.am. “The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It’s also about being experimental and taking songs we’ve liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats.”
The first single from The Beginning, “The Time (Dirty Bit),” will be available from all digital retailers on November 9th. “The song is a celebration of this amazing time in our lives,” says Fergie.
The Beginning will be released as a Standard CD of 12 new tracks, a Deluxe CD with three bonus songs, a full album vinyl, and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs that includes The Beginning and The Best of The E.N.D.
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