N.E.R.D., thank funk rock outfit that are basically The Neptunes‘ evil twin, haven’t been in the limelight for some time now. But they’re prepping a return, and are rumored to be on the cusp of announcing a new album – a rumor that is supported by today’s release of a new single entitled “Lemon,” featuring Rihanna.
There’s a lot to like about “Lemon,” including Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo’s typically infectious production (and Rihanna raps!), but truth be told it sounds more like a Neptunes track than a N.E.R.D. one, with an emphasis on synths and electronic drum lines instead of electric guitar. I guess N.E.R.D. is more a matter of attitude than instrumentation.
You can listen to “Lemon” and check out the new video for the track in the process below. And keep your eyes on the skies for future word of what will hopefully be an upcoming full-length N.E.R.D. release very soon.
Here’s the video: