Written by Malvika Padin
N.E.R.D – project of Pharrell, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley has remained mostly dormant since their 2010 album Nothing – but have unleashed their effervescent comeback record, Lemon, featuring Rihanna.
The song – said to be off the group’s yet-to-be named full-length album- premiered on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show on Wednesday, November 1st.
This tongue-popping, ice-hot song with RiRi rapping a swaggering verse about riding Ferraris and counting money is a thumping, mid-tempo number replete with William’s characteristically extraterrestrial bass synths and bone-brittle keys.
The track is accompanied by a new video, which briefly features the Bajan songstress and a bald-headed model, who eventually steals the show.
Lemon comes at the perfect time, as N.E.R.D. are slated to perform at ComplexCon this weekend, marking their first live show since Tyler, The Creator’s Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in 2014.
Watch the video for Lemon below;