N.E.R.D is back and bouncin’ around with No_One Ever Really Dies, the trio’s first album in seven years.
The 11-track project finds no shortage of stars, with appearances from Rihanna (“Lemon”), Gucci Mane and Wale (“Voilà”), Future (“1000”), Kendrick Lamar (“Don’t Don’t Do It!” and “Kites”), M.I.A. (“Kites”), André 3000 (“Rollinem 7’s”), and Ed Sheeran (“Lifting You”).
Last month, Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley premiered the album live at ComplexCon, where dancers hit the stage to perform songs off the anxiously awaited and years-in-the-making effort. “The album’s not coming out tomorrow,” Pharrell told the audience at the event. “We’re giving it to you. It’s yours. You got it before everybody else.”
N.E.R.D. first landed on the scene with their debut album, In Search Of…, in 2002. They went on to drop Fly or Die (2004), Seeing Sounds (2008), and Nothing (2010) before going on an indefinite hiatus.
The wait is finally over. Stream No_One Ever Really Dies below.