Will.i.am of the Black Eyed Peas' "Yes We Can" video was a viral video sensation for the Obama campaign, but now that the president is in office, the singer is turning his attention and songwriting chops to another area: climate change. At Al Gore's green inaugural ball on Monday, Will.i.am debuted a new song called "Take Our Planet Back," which addresses our need to get off of foreign oil, use renewable energy sources and hold politicians accountable for enacting enviromental reform.
Entering the event on a green carpet, Will.i.am was asked by reporters how he is green in his personal life. The singer drives an electric car, which he references in his song. "I know we all as a people know that our dependence on fossil fuels - it's tired, it's old," he said. "The technology is there for us to run cars off of electricity. I'm living proof."
Will.i.am performed the song, which features clips of Al Gore speaking and environmental facts, with a children's choir as the headliner of Monday's event.
You can check out the video for the new song below.