Get your N.E.R.D. on this holiday season.
For those looking for some more N.E.R.D. in their life, a new full-length project release from the group isn't far away.
NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES, the forthcoming album from the Pharrell Williams-led hip-hop outfit, will be hitting stores and streaming platforms on December 15th, as per a tweet that the group shared with their followers online. They also gave fans a glimpse of the LP's cover art, which can be viewed below.
With tin foil covering the teeth in whomever's mouth graces the front cover of this album, it's clear that the group's style and visual sensibility remains just as quirky and unique as ever. It's the first time that N.E.R.D. have released a new studio effort since 2010's Nothing. In the interim, the group's members have tasted individual success, most notably in the case of Pharrell. The producer/rapper scored a massive hit with "Happy" earlier this decade, a song that came on the heels of his guest appearances on Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. Now, the multi-faceted artist looks to go back to his industry roots and deliver another knockout project with N.E.R.D.
The group previewed their upcoming release at ComplexCon earlier this year, revealing not only the aforementioned title but also the tracklist, which boasts assists from the likes of Future, Kendrick Lamar, Gucci Mane and Andre 3000. With that kind of star power, the anticipation for the project to finally drop is reaching peak levels. You can check out the full tracklist to No_One Ever Really Dies below.
1. "Deep Down Body Thirst"
2. "Lemon" f/ Rihanna
3. "Voilà" f/ Gucci Mane and Wale
4. "1000" f/ Future
5. "Don't Don't Do It" f/ Kendrick Lamar
6. "Kites" f/ Kendrick Lamar and M.I.A.
8. "Lightning Fire Magic Prayer"
9. "Rollinem 7’s" f/ André 3000
10. "Lifting You" f/ Ed Sheeran
11. "Secret Life of Tigers"
N.E.R.D. also gave their supporters a taste of the album musically, with "Rollinem 7's" hitting the Internet earlier this month. A lengthy track that sees Andre 3 Stacks come through with a sort-of verse in the closing moments, there may not be a ton of face time for the Outkast legend on the song, but his presence is welcome regardless.