Black Eyed Peas are not impressed with folks straddling the fence when it comes to politics. For the music video for their latest single "Yes Or No," the group implore you to pick a side just in time for the midterm elections. In the social media-inspired visuals, BEP shows different clips of viral videos, popular memes and political moments along with scenes of the group exploring the city with phones in hand. With Instagram serving as the video's platform, we watch clips of protests, Bill Cosby heading to court, Brett Kavanaugh's meltdown, and Donald Trump getting enthusiastic hugs from Kanye West, among many scenes.
The track itself is an infectious, midtempo number that will get stuck in your head after just one listen with its "Yes or no" refrain. "If you haven't picked a side then you're standin' in the middle / You're causing problems or you're solving / If you livin' by the gun then them bullets you be dodgin' / You got vision or you blind, if you can't make a decision please," they rap. On social media, the band wrote, "Your voice and decisions matter, America. Make up your mind, choose wisely, and go vote this Tuesday (Nov. 6)!"
The encouraging new video follows the release of the Peas' new album, Masters of the Sun Vol. 1. On the album, which feature tracks like "Dopeness," "Big Love," "Constant Part 1 & 2" and "Ring The Alarm pt. 1, pt. 2, pt. 3," it's clear that BEP are on a mission to educate and televise the revolution. If you haven't voted yet, visit RockTheVote.org to find last-minute voter registration options and to find your local polling place. And if you're a woke "peabody" who's clear on which side you stand, watch the video for Black Eyed Peas' "Yes Or No" right here.