THE Black Eyed Peas are to declare war on musicals.
Band members will.i.am, Taboo and apl.de.ap want to take on the likes of Les Misérables, Cats and Wicked — but with a twist.
‘We’ve talked about it… about flipping a musical. Something like that,’ The Voice coach will.i.am told Guilty Pleasures.
They hope to emulate Abba’s Mamma Mia! which has found mammoth success on both stage and screen.
But Taboo explained that the Let’s Get It Started singers’ approach will be less jukebox, and more outside-the-box. ‘It’s about being inspired by something and flipping that to make an impact,’ he elaborated.
Much like The Lion King was based around the plot of Hamlet, The Black Eyed Peas have that kind of vibe in mind, he added.
‘Flipping’ is the theme of their group’s new single, RITMO, which is based on Corona’s 1995 hit Rhythm Of The Night.
Recorded with J Balvin, it is the theme song for new film Bad Boys For Life, and will.i.am said: ‘We used Corona’s chorus, added beats to the adrenaline of the song and reimagined it. Like when Andy Warhol reimagined Campbell’s soup. We flipped it!’
RITMO is out now and Bad Boys For Life hits cinemas on Friday.