For latest single “Just Can’t Get Enough,” the [artist id=”30064″]Black Eyed Peas[/artist] ended up making a video love letter to Japan. The group had shot the clip — complete with glitzy shots of the Asian country — just before an earthquake and tsunami struck. The sentiment they feel for the video very much mirrors the emotion that went into making the song.
“We’re emotionally attached to it because we recorded the video in Japan five days before this whole thing went down, and it’s like the type of song that gets to you in your heart,” Taboo told MTV News when we caught up with the group at Terminal 5 in New York, where they were taping a show set to air tonight at midnight ET on MTV.
The song is a sugary-sweet dance track about being infatuated with that special someone. “The message is knowing that when you’re gone from somebody, especially when you’re on tour, you can’t get enough of them or you’re just thinking about them and you just want to let them know that you’re always there for them,” Taboo explained.
The band released the video last month, and they say they could never have known how much it would mean to them. “It was the easiest video I ever shot, because it was us living our lives,” Fergie said at the time. “I love that it’s showing a true perspective of how it can sometimes be lonely on the road away from our loved ones. It also demonstrates the love and connection we have with Japan. Our heart goes out to all of the Japanese people who have been affected by this natural disaster.”
Don’t miss the Black Eyed Peas’ performance tonight at midnight ET on MTV.