Music aficionado Pharrell Williams recently stirred excitement among fans by confirming the creation of 12 fresh tracks for N.E.R.D, the eclectic hip-hop and rock collective he is seamlessly woven into alongside fellow artists Chad Hugo and Shay Haley. This revelation came to light during his intimate conversation with fellow musician, Tyler, the Creator, as highlighted in a GQ feature.
Sharing insights from his creative process, Williams disclosed that the genesis of these new tracks occurred during his Parisian sojourn. He drew parallels to the band’s groundbreaking “In Search Of…” album from 2001. Reflecting on the raw and evocative energy of that era, he remarked, “This captures a vibe reminiscent of the ‘In Search Of…’ days. It isn’t about chart-topping hits; it’s about that indescribable, authentic emotion. I yearned to recapture those diverse feelings.”
With a music drought spanning six years since their last album “NO ONE EVER REALLY DIES” in 2017, N.E.R.D enthusiasts have been rife with anticipation. Williams’ confirmation has inevitably intensified the eagerness, marking the countdown to a potential musical masterpiece from the iconic group.