Breaking a silence that spanned more than seven years, N.E.R.D. returned Wednesday morning with "Lemon", a Rihanna-assisted single that feels destined to top the pop and urban charts.
Directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore, it sees Mette Towley - one of Pharrell's dancers - perform an incredible solo routine. After the song premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 show, the group also released an accompanying music video that depicts Rihanna as my dream hairdresser.
Rihanna proved her effortless beauty in the opening shot - swapping her usually skimpy ensemble for a casual jumper, and styling her hair into a blunt fringe, to draw attention to her clear and glowing skin.
To celebrate the release of their brand new single, N.E.R.D. teams up with adidas for a special Training Gear collection for the fall and winter of 2017. When we released our first album back in 2001 and first crossed the Atlantic, this was the first place to embrace us. And we're loath to tell you how to consume your bangers properly, but may we advise skipping ahead to the 44-second mark to hear Rihanna read haters for filth on what might well be the verse of the year.
Fans have heard the Umbrella hitmaker rapping on Kendrick Lemar's track Loyalty, as well as her own hit, B***h Better Have My Money.