Will.i.am is usually all about the future. During his award show performances, he tends to wear some out-of-this-world attire, looking like he just stepped out of a time machine. However, for his newest visual for "Bang Bang," the rapper-producer takes it back -- way back.

The vintage black-and-white clip finds will dressed in a top hat and tails surrounded by a full band. "I love her, can't leave her/ Forever I always need her/ She lied but I believe her/ Lovesick I got that fever," he rhymes on that retro track.

A flapper girl comes in to support will.i.am and tells it just like it is -- he really got shot down by her love. "Bang, bang, shot 'em with a bang / Love 'em down, down, shot my baby with a bang," she sings.

"Bang Bang" sits on "The Great Gatsby" soundtrack.

Watch will.i.am take it back to the '20s below.