It's been a long time since we've heard new music from N.E.R.D., their last single dropped in 2014, but the members of the group have stayed busy. Pharrell Williams has had huge hits both in his work with Daft Punk and the megahit "Happy." As the super producing duo The Neptunes, Williams and N.E.R.D. band mate Chad Hugo have worked with a who's who of the music industry including: Kendrick Lamar, Ed Sheeran, Calvin Harris, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Daft Punk. If you have listened to pop music in the past 20 years, you have been listening to the work of Williams and Hugo.
Songwriting has never been the forte of N.E.R.D. but it's hard to question their beat making prowess. On this new track,"Lemon," they bring in Rhianna a.k.a. the hardest working singer in show business to lay down a quick and dirty verse. Who knows if this single portends a new N.E.R.D. album in the near future, but it's fun to hear new music from the creative minds behind so much great music.