NOTHING is the title of the 4th studio album from Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley collectively, the three musicians,producers, singers and songwriters known as N.E.R.D. (No-one Ever Really Dies). Joined forces in 2000. Nothing is another master of musical mixes, that will have your head bobbing. Their unique sound sets N.E.R.D a part from what you may be use to hearing now and days. Their mix of nostalgia vs future is hard to do but they do it well.
Early in 2010, Pharrell, Chad and Shae sat in their Miami recording studio listening to roughly 20 songs, recorded over the previous year, that they believed would form their newest album. However, after listening to the songs, they didn’t find them to be what they wanted. “People are concerned with war and the world. People are still dealing with their issues even if we think things have changed,” explains Pharrell. ” And when we looked back on those 20 records, they weren’t really saying what we wanted to say. They weren’t good enough.” N.E.R.D scrapped all 20 songs and decided to start over. They went back to NOTHING. Producing a new project with no boundaries and no rules, just music and fun. Which is why they maintain a hard core fan base. They keep connected with their fans. N.E.R.D still grinds it out as if they were a starving local band working the club circuit and colleges campuses. “If you want to know how to run something, you gotta work in the mail room first,” says Pharrell. “I don’t want that to come out the wrong way but playing live is our mail room, it’s our laboratory, it’s where you see the connection between music and your songs and the fans and the reaction you get all in one place.”