It’s been a while since we last heard from N.E.R.D. Other than some music on the Spongebob Squarepants soundtrack, the group hasn’t released anything since 2010. They worked with Nelly Furtado for “Hot-n-Fun” then, and now they’ve got Rihanna joining them for “Lemon.”
It isn’t the best work they’ve done, though it is fun to listen to Rihanna rap over their beats. I’m glad they’re back, though. I’m not clear on whether this is a one-off or a prelude to something more (an album, an EP, whatever), but you can pick up a physical copy on yellow vinyl here.