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Pharrell, the acclaimed music giant, has recently made it public that he’s done crafting “twelve N.E.R.D. records.” This revelation came during an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming book, Carbon, Pressure & Time: A Book of Jewels, where Skateboard P had a hearty conversation with Tyler, the Creator about his latest musical endeavors.
A Candid Conversation
In a candid chat, when Tyler probed Pharrell about his “new projects” that were planned to be released quite some time ago, Pharrell assured that he has been genuinely engrossed. He further claimed that the new N.E.R.D. tracks have a striking resemblance to the band’s debut album, In Search Of, especially in terms of the emotional resonance.
“I’m out here in Paris, I just ended up doin’ twelve N.E.R.D records,” he said concerning the band. “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.
Pharrell was cautious not to assert that these tracks were chartbusters. “I knew it was distinct, and I knew there won’t be anything out there like this. But I’m speaking about the sensation. I wanted to create everything. I yearned for feelings. I wanted the damn good composition. I aspired for excellent chords. I aimed at using chords I never employed before, and not just the dreamy ones. The ones that I’ve never done, that I downright loathed. But utilizing them in ways to reach other chords where the transitions are such a relief. And then, lyrically, the harmonies here…all the songs just have rainbow harmonies.”
The Legacy of In Search Of
In Search Of, named after Leonard Nimoy’s paranormal television series from the late ’70s, acted as N.E.R.D.’s gateway to the music world. The album made its grand entrance on Aug. 6, 2001, and it was heavily influenced by alternative, punk, Hip-Hop, and soul music.
Chad, Shay, and Skateboard P joined forces with various artists for this energetically youthful album. Renowned guest features included Lee Harvey, Vita, Kelis, Pusha T, and No Malice. Despite its experimental nature, the album managed to reach No.56 on the Billboard 200 and No.31 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
In conclusion, as Pharrell gears up to release this new music, fans of N.E.R.D. can look forward to another ride through the musical galaxy that the band is known to create. With the promise of the same feeling that marked their debut album, it’s clear that Pharrell and N.E.R.D. are not looking to rest on their laurels but to continue pushing boundaries in their music