N.E.R.D. return with a new video and single for their new song “Lemon.” It’s reminiscent of older N.E.R.D. tunes with funky minimal production that’s bound to have the room bumping. They’ve been gone for too long so this is a nice re-entrance back in the game. Both N.E.R.D and Rihanna shed their mainstream pop sound for a more grittier vibe.
The single starts off with Pharrell saying, “The truth will set you free, but first, it’ll piss you off,” before Rihanna and Pharrell go back and forth trading bars. It’s a dope re-entry for N.E.R.D. It’s especially nice to hear Pharrell going into the zone that foreshadowed his greatness. With the release of “Lemon,” it’s definitely looking like we’ll be hearing a project from them in the near future.