Less than a week after the tragic and devastating events in Japan, the country’s capital is showcased in the video for the Black Eyed Peas’ latest single, “Just Can’t Get Enough.” The video opens with the message, “This video was filmed in Japan one week before the earthquake and tsunami. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people of Japan. We love you.”
Vignettes of Tokyo nightlife are the video’s bread and butter: neon-lit high rises, young club-goers snapping photos with mobile phones, and the city’s sprawling and developed rail system. The song itself is a slight departure from the Peas’ uptempo dance-pop, and all four members (Fergie, will.i.am, Apl, and Taboo) are spotlighted with their own verses.
Fergie told Entertainment Tonight: “It was the easiest video I ever shot because it was us living our lives. 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.” Meanwhile, Taboo told ET: “Japan has always been my favorite place on the planet. It was great to do our video there. God bless the Japanese. Our love goes out to them.”
At its end, the video urges viewers to text 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross’s relief efforts in Japan, or to visit redcross.org.
Watch “Just Can’t Get Enough” below:
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