Will.i.am has already proven himself to be T.H.E. -- or, for those not up on their acronyms, The Hardest Ever. Now the Black Eyed Peas leader wants to show the world what, specifically, love is, as his new single, "This Is Love," premiered on Capital FM on Monday (May 14).
Produced by Swedish House Mafia member Steven Angello, "This Is Love" pairs Will.i.am with vocalist Eva Simons, and the two follow the lead of the propulsive beat while declaring their love for the melody, the beat, the DJ, and dance music in general. Will.i.am also refers to himself as "the funky Terminator."
"This Is Love" is presumably the second taste of Will.i.am's latest solo offering, "#willpower," which does not yet have a release date. "T.H.E. (The Hardest Ever)," which featured Jennifer Lopez and Mick Jagger, peaked at No. 36 on the Hot 100 last December. And more big names will be invading the follow-up to 2007's "Songs About Girls."
"I have a song with Alicia Keys - me, Alicia and Swedish House Mafia," the singer/rapper told Capital FM in January. "I have a song with The Beats, which is pretty grand. Me and Shakira have been trying to finish the stuff we started, and me and Britney is really crazy."