Over a 7 year hiatus and N.E.R.D comes back, but comes back with the baddest date in town with the elegant Rihanna as they chop it up over a great track with a numerous of minimalistic key elements. "Lemon" shows us exactly why we fell in love with N.E.R.D in the first place. From exchanging live instrumentation for glitchy samples to deep drum machine kicks, the simplicity of the production left plenty of room for Pharrell and Rihanna to dominate the electro/hip hop single.
Lyrically "Lemon" is compacted taking you through the collab's outlook on politics and honesty. The high spirited beat tucks the deep lyrical content in so well you have no choice to but to " Bounce Em' Around, Bounce Em' Around, Bounce Em". Especially when you see the music video directed by Todd Tourso and Scott Cudmore!
One of the dancers from Pharrell's dance squad "The Baes" , Mette Towley serves us a sexy citrus physic solo performance choreographed by JaQuel Knight (Beyoncé's "Single Ladies" dance choreographer). Being apart of "The Baes", Mette has rocked her natural curls that bounce with force around the stage for a while now and in "Lemon" she commits to a song like she's never done before.
With the video starting with Rihanna and her edged bob rocking a Fall 2002 Raf Simons Sweater, Ri shaves off Mette's beautiful curls stripping her of all her past to start new. Start strong, start bold, to create your own new happiness.
The Fall 2002 Raf Simons sweater is a part of Simons’s Virginia Creepers collection and it fits into the concept of the collaboration entirely. Reason is because the Raf Simons Sweater was his first piece after a yearlong hiatus from fashion and N.E.R.D took their 7 year hiatus until now. So we can only assume this single leads to an impactful comeback just like the "Nebraska" Sweater from The Simons Virgina Creepers Collection.
Can't leave out Bad Gal Ri Ri either!! With her swagger skating on "Loyalty" with Kendrick Lamar and now this we can only assume the Caribbean Queen has new music along the way too.