N.E.R.D. appear to be teasing a comeback.
The hip-hop trio – featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley – haven’t released an album since 2010’s ‘Nothing’, but over the weekend at Tyler, The Creator’s Flog Gnaw festival a number of posters were displayed showing off an acronym for the trio’s name, which read: “No_one Ever Really Dies.” The same message also appears on their official website and all of their social media profiles.
It’s the first sign that new music is to surface from the ‘She Wants to Move’ hitmakers since Pharrell confirmed in 2015 that they will definitely be doing another record.
When asked in a Twitter Q&A by a fan: “Are you going to make another N.E.R.D. album?”, the ‘Happy’ singer replied: “OF COURSE!”.
Despite not having recorded new music together since the release of their fourth studio album, Pharrell and Shae both appeared on stage together at Camden’s Roundhouse in London in September 2014 and teased new material from the band. Joining the ‘Freedom’ hitmaker on stage, Shae said: “It feels good to be back in London. When we released our first album back in 2001 and first crossed the Atlantic, this was the first place to embrace us. You’re going to like this s**t we’re going to release.”