The Black Eyed Peas‘ latest single “Boom Boom Pow” hasn’t even been on radio for two whole months yet and it’s already devoured the airwaves, become one of the biggest downloads of the season and is currently spending it’s third week atop the Hot 100. Didn’t take long for the quartet to reclaim their position as one of pop music’s most ubiquitous entities, did it?
But as much as we all enjoy taking another trip back to the party-centric electro terrain of “Planet Rock” (even if it is attached to vapid rhymes about HD screens and being “so 3008” here), is anybody else out there suffering from futuro-pop fatigue and all of it’s Auto-Tuned “next level” promises right about now? Hell, will we ever reach that “level” so we can move onto something new, or would that “new” basically consist of a return to backwards-focused exercises in old Beatles pop/ Motown soul again for a few years before the pendulum swings back to every one attempting to rock what Y4K-circa music will be? How will that even sound?
While you sit on those thoughts, catch the (somewhat underwhelming) clip for “Boom Boom Pow” below, than snatch up the incredibly…um, next level (?) B Flat remix afterward. The kid is only 18 and he’s a remixing monster. Need proof? Head on over to his MySpace to hear his amazing dancefloor re-works of Raheem DeVaughn’s “Customer” and Cherrelle and Alexander O’Neal’s 80’s R&B classic, “Saturday Love”.
“Boom Boom Pow”‘s parent album, The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) , drops June 9th.