News: Pharrell Gets Patriotic & Militant About "Nothing"
Saturday, Sep 25, 2010 10:22AM
The cover art to N.E.R.D.'s upcoming Nothing album has hit the Internet and shows groupmate Pharrell Williams by himself with a military helmet.
Although N.E.R.D. includes members Chad and Shay, Williams goes dolo on the project's artwork.
Pharrell adds a feather to his cap on the cover of N.E.R.D.'s fourth album Nothing, now due November 2. Wearing a combat helmet with red, white, and blue feathers stuck in the side, Skateboard P touts his profile, facing away from the camera. The band's rock-rap effort has spawned the Nelly Furtado-assisted single "Hot-N-Fun" and follow-up "Party People." (Rap-Up)
Over the summer, Williams compared the forthcoming LP to works by renowned film director Quentin Tarantino.
"Working on the [Despicable Me animated movie] score actually helped me for my new N.E.R.D. album, Nothing. It comes out September 7th. That really prompted me because of the learning experience I got working at Hans Zimmer's compound. It was pretty amazing! There were so many sounds and so many different directions. It was just really interesting...I'd probably compare it to a Quentin Tarantino soundtrack--probably Reservoir Dogs. You've just got to hear it, man. It's in the spirit of the late '60s, early '70s. You know, revolution! It's definitely the next step up from Seeing Sounds." (Artist Direct)
Prior to a November release, the album was pushed back to late summer.
Thats what I call a muthaf*cking push back... *punches wall*. N*E*R*D. - Nothing (2010) (September 7) Producers & Guests: Ben & Ted (aka Mansions On The Moon), Yelawolf, Kenna, Nelly Furtado... Confirmed Tracks: - Hot & Fun feat. Nelly Furtado (Single) - Party People - Help Me - Make You Feel Good - You're So Perfect - I Seen The Light - You're The One (+ 8 Tracks) (The Neptunes)
Recently, Pharrell opened up about the project being more geared toward a female audience.
"This album, I think, is made for the women who like to take a load off and feel," Pharrell said in an interview. "This album is all about feeling. We made the first three albums, there was a lot of thought put into it. But this album, I feel we put a lot more feeling into it. There is thought, but there's more feeling...I feel like did what we set out to do on the first album which is to have a lot of fun and give people music that they could feel because I feel music is in a wonderful place right now. It's changing -- it's feel good music -- there's also the wars and I just think people are tired of thinking about that type of stuff all day long and they just want to go back to feeling so they can remember who they are, but, we just want to talk to the girls..." (Total KISS TV)
Check out Pharrell Williams speaking on the upcoming album down below: