N.E.R.D. Canned 27 Songs to Come Up With ‘Nothing’
Back in October, N.E.R.D. recruited Toronto singer, Rhea, to join their supergroup and commence work on a new album, previously titled ‘Instant Gratification.’ In an interview with MTV News, singer Pharrell Williams finally gave an update on the project, revealing that fans could expect the album’s first single ‘Hot & Fun’ in the next few weeks.
Pharrell explained that the album’s new title — ‘Nothing’ — was spawned from the band’s decision to re-make the entire album from scratch. “We scrapped 27 records because they weren’t good enough, they sounded great – but what were they saying? So we went back in (to the studio) and just focused on feeling,” he said. “It’s almost like we did this whole entire album with our eyes closed, not because it was that easy but because it was that important to reconnect to what we feel and I would say this album is like scrapping everything and starting with nothing.”
Following through on his vision to shake things up with the addition of a female voice, Pharrell also explained that the sound of the new album would appeal directly to the group’s female fans. “The music has been especially tuned in frequencies to speak to women,” he said. “Women will literally feel this, we are doing some other next level experimentation with this music.” The album’s first single, ‘Hot & Fun,’ is scheduled for release in the upcoming weeks.