Last night an eager crowd – kept cool and loose by the bartenders of 69 Colebrook Row – crammed into the men’s clothing store Present on Shoreditch High Street, to hear a preview of N.E.R.D.’s latest record. Pharrell was on-hand to introduce each track, but not until after we as an audience had been sternly warned about impending prosecution should we record, photograph, or fail to clap anything during the performance. Eyes rolled, the music played, Pharrell wandered around and chatted to people. A surprisingly low-key affair, all-in-all.
Not having an in-depth prior knowledge of N.E.R.D. personally, I won’t offer any kind of re(pre?)view, other than that the record is pretty eclectic and choppy. Mid-September release, we’re told. More here: http://www.sohh.com/2010/05/pharrells_nerd_album_keeps_girls_waiting.html