Thursday, 22 May 2008
N.E.W V.I.D.E.O F.R.O.M N.E.R.D
The Neptunes off-shot N.E.R.D return with their third album Seeing Sounds (see image above) in the next few weeks. There have been rumours of a bit of ruck within The Neptunes, with Chad Hugo missing from their recent productions. In his absence Pharrell has veered from his disappointing work on Gwen Stefani and Beyonce's latest efforts to some stellar productions for Madonna on Hard Candy (his tracks are roughly twenty times better then Timbaland's). Meanwhile, Chad has been off trying desperately to make Ashlee Simpson a pop star and that clearly hasn't worked, hence the fact that the duo finally seem reconciled.
Below is the first single from Seeing Sounds, called 'Everyone Nose (All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom)', and it's a barely veiled attack on female groupies and their drug habits (ahhh, so that's what the title means, it all makes sense now). The video looks like something Terry Richardson might have knocked up, all grimy images of beautiful people with lots of sweating and nakedness. There's also a blink and you'll miss it cameo by Lindsey Lohan lending her superior acting talents to a role that sees her trying to enter a club while looking slightly intoxicated. How she coped I'll never know. The song itself is insanely catchy, full of vocal effects and a jazzy bassline that mixes with some typically frenetic percussion. Unfortunately, there's a rather dull mid-section where Pharrell releases his 'unique' falsetto over some lame piano motifs. Still, it's about a million times better then anything from Fly Or Die.