N.E.R.D. are back with new songs
N.E.R.D., featuring Pharrell Williams, have ended their five-year hiatus and unveiled new tracks.
The musical trio, which also consists of Chad Hugo and Sheldon 'Shay' Haley, have released their first music for half a decade with three new songs, which feature in the upcoming film The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out Of Water.
The first song - Squeeze Me - is now available on iTunes. The other tracks - Patrick Star and Sandy Squirrel, named after two of SpongeBob's most trusted sidekicks - will be released in coming weeks.
"Thankful that N.E.R.D. is a part of the new @SpongeBobMovie soundtrack. Our song #SqueezeMe is out on @iTunesMusic http://smarturl.it/SqueezeMe," tweeted Pharrell.
He also said: "We loved going into studio to make music for this film. I am one of SpongeBob's biggest fans - can't wait for everyone to hear the songs."
Shae added: "It was a complete honour 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., an acronym for No-One Ever Really Dies, burst onto the scene in 2001 with their debut record, In Search Of... Their second album, Fly Or Die, was released in 2003 and spawned the hit single She Wants To Move. Their last full-length release was fourth album, Nothing, in 2010.
Since their break, Pharrell has released his second album, GIRL, and had a huge success with the song, Happy. He also appeared on Robin Thicke's controversial hit Blurred Lines and featured on Daft Punk's fourth studio album Random Access Memories.
Meanwhile, Chad has released two mixtapes with Daniel Biltmore as DJ team Missile Command, as well as helping to produce Earl Sweatshirt's debut album, Doris, and No Malice's debut album amongst others.