He did promise it. In 2015, in an interview for Fader, Pharrell Williams said there would be a new N.E.R.D album someday. Fans of the group he created with Chad Hugo (also a member of The Neptunes) and Shay Haley can today breathe a sigh of relief.
After shamelessly teasing us via cryptic posters in the streets and on social networks, the musician has just dropped the long-awaited new single "Lemon".
For their first new title since 2014, the band has chosen to collaborate with none other than Rihanna and it's dynamite: the energy they share both in the clip and the song is liberating.
The clip was directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, and features a shaven-headed young woman dancing fiercely, moving in total harmony with the tune.
"Lemon" is the first single from N.E.R.D's fifth album, whose release date hasn't been announced yet. All Pharrell deigned to say was that the project felt "really good, really special". We'll have to wait just a little bit longer then.
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