Yup, NERD is gonna get a new female member, just like Black Eyed Peas did when they added Fergie. Does this mean Pharrell and Chad will start writing lame ass pop songs like the Peas? The group haveÂ roped in Rhea,Â a classically trained vocalist from Toronto for their upcoming album and future shows. She already made her Asian debut with the group during NERD’sÂ F1 Rocks Singapore gig in late September.
While the whole Fergie / BEP thing has soured us on female adds to hip hop outfits, we can at least trust Pharrell to make a good decision. Right? Here’s whatÂ heÂ had to say about it at LIfelounge, “Musically, we’re just somewhere else. The music is now very 3D. It’s something you have to hear. But you’ll see.” FYI Rhea was auditioned for the band over the internet.
NERD fans should be excited to know the groupÂ are working on a new albumÂ as aÂ follow up to their 2008 album Seeing Sounds. Pharrell revealed a little bit about the album, “We feel like NERD have always been the punks of hip hop and the outcasts of alternative music â€” just a little different. But this time, we’re taking no prisoners.” NERD’s 4th album Instant Gratification is to be released next year!
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