2010. That was the last time we heard anything new from acclaimed group N.E.R.D. Now, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Hayley have released a new single titled "Lemon" featuring Rihanna.
Earlier this year Pharrell mentioned that he felt "really, really good" about the music the group had been making, so we should have known that their first release in seven years was going to be banger, but damn, we didn't know it would be this good. "Lemon" is fun as hell and has the trademark Pharrell sunshine, complete with classic Neptunes production, and an absolutely powerhouse verse from Rihanna. The track finds Pharrell and Rihanna trading rapped verses back and forth but, in between the two verses, the bouncy instrumental breaks with a familiar vocal sample.
"Lemon" even go the stamp of approval from the one and only Missy as well.
Check out the Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore-directed video starring Mette Towley below: