“Where Is The Love” is undoubtably one of the most recognisable songs from 2003. But now that Will.I.Am is a judge on The Voice, it’s very hard to imagine the impact that the original song had on us all.
The original song was released in a dark period of UK & US history: 2 months after the invasion of Iraq, and 3 years after 9/11. But due to the political message that the song held, it seemed revolutionary to the people who listened to it.
But for those of us who etched the infamous question marks into our school desks, it was certainly a memorable moment when Will.I.Am dropped lyrics like:
“We try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin’
In the USA, the big CIA
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK”
But with events such as the refugee crisis and the Syrian war, the new version of “where is the love” certainly feels more relatable in this day and age. And of course, the strong racial tension around the world is still strong.
With features from the likes of The Game, DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, Tori Kelly, and others, the track is certainly pretty dope.