N.E.R.D. has returned.
The funk rock group, consisting of Shay Hayley, Chad Hugo, and past Stern Show guest Pharrell Williams, has teamed up with Rihanna to release “Lemon,” a brand-new song and music video.
It’s the first material N.E.R.D.—which fittingly stands for No-One Ever Really Dies—has released since the band dropped its album “Nothing” in 2010.
The video, directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, starts off with Rihanna shaving a woman’s head amid a montage of sweat, smoke, and lips. All of that changes at around the 45-second mark, however when Rihanna lays down a rap verse and the newly bald woman shakes her booty for minutes on end.
Check out the music video (above).
Pharrell, who is of course an iconic producer and musician in his own right, stopped by the Stern Show back in 2014 to speak with Howard about everything going on in his large-hat-covered head. Their conversation included a discussion about several of the many hit songs Pharrell has written, including “Rock Your Body,” “Slave 4 U,” and “Hollaback Girl” (the latter of which was famously sang by fellow Stern Show veteran Gwen Stefani). Get more from his sit down with Howard here.