Speaking about N.E.R.D, Pharrell explained: “Listen, you’ll have something to ride to. I mean, look, like I told you, they’re big choruses, but you know, out of nowhere, I’ll just come out of nowhere with the three-bar, crazy-nuts chords that go three-bar to four-bar to eight-bar. It’s good bro, it’s good. This is like that feeling that I felt when we made ‘In Search Of…’.
“I won’t sit here and tell you that they were hits,” he continues. “I knew it was different, and I knew there won’t be nothing out there like this. But I’m talking about the feeling.”
Pharrell added: “I wanted to do everything. I wanted feelings. I wanted the motherfuckin’ great composition. I wanted great chords. I want to use chords I never used before, and not just the dreamy ones. The ones that I’ve never done, that I fuckin’ hated. But using them in ways to get to other chords where the changes are such a release. And then, lyrically, the harmonies here…all the songs just have rainbow harmonies.”
No release date has yet to be announced by Pharrell or N.E.R.D.
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Written by: Tim Hopkins