In 2018 Black Eyed Peas launched a music video titled “Big Love” in the video the band displays the gun control and social issues which every American kid face. The song promotes social justice. The song holds the same feel as their 2003 hit “Where Is The Love?”
The lyrics speak up against current problems revolving around adolescents such as war, drug addiction, government corruption, and gun control. The song defines the criticizing nature of modern society with the lyrics “Everyone’s a critic, watch them criticize your character.”
Furthermore, they touch on the topic of drug addiction amongst the younger generation with the lyric “Kids on the Percocet, trippin’ on the medicine. Call it like I see ya wit’ some drugged up Americans.” The band also touch on the topic of gun violence and how there is no value for kids.
will.i.am defined war as “War is the answer but really, what’s the question?” Moreover, our greed for money has got us ’em stressin’, and the unconditional use of our “Phones got us zoned out.”
They place an optimistic solution for the current situation American’s are in, and in general, the closing lyric is a message for everyone around the world.
Life is a blessing
Knowledge is a weapon
You should choose love instead of being reckless
Candle in the darkness, help change the heartless
The solution to fighting against the corrupt and the darkness in society is love and unity. At the end of the day we are human, and we all go through the same issues and hinderance. We should be kind to each other and be united because love is our answer to fight against the darkness.