Monday, January 5, 2015

Pharrell Williams news

Acclaimed hip hop trio N.E.R.D., featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo, and Shae Haley, has reunited and delivered the first new music in nearly five years for “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water,” from Paramount Pictures/Nickelodeon Movies. It hits theaters on Feb. 6.

N.E.R.D. created three new songs for the film. The first song, “Squeeze Me,” is available everywhere today, including iTunes and Spotify. In addition, N.E.R.D. has contributed two other songs to be released in the coming weeks, “Patrick Star” and “Sandy Squirrel,” named for two of SpongeBob’s most trusted sidekicks.

Pharrell Williams says reuniting N.E.R.D. was long overdue, with the SpongeBob film collaboration the perfect opportunity for the band to re-emerge, or submerge, in nautical SpongeBob style: “We loved going into studio to make music for this film,” says Pharrell.  “I am one of SpongeBob’s biggest fans—can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs.”  Adds Shae Haley, “It was a complete honor to be a part of this project.  SpongeBob and N.E.R.D. share the same belief that imagination is the key to everything.”

N.E.R.D.’s most recent album, “Nothing,” released in 2010, was the fourth album of their career. The group formed at the dawn of the new millennium, with Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo of The Grammy nominated production duo, The Neptunes (Pharrell won as producer of the year for The Neptunes in 2006, and again in 2014 as a solo producer) aligning with Shae Haley, and launching their breakthrough, genre-mashing N.E.R.D. debut effort, “In Search Of…,” in 2001.

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