On Dec. 15, N*E*R*D’s fifth studio album, No_One Ever Really Dies, will be available worldwide. It’s been seven years since their last project, Nothing, and if anything, Pharrell, Chad Hugo, and Shay Haley’s strong bond has allowed them to create their most political and ambitious album to date. With a tracklist that includes features from Gucci Mane, Wale, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000, M.I.A., Ed Sheeran, and Rihanna, the band are pulling in some famous friends to create another statement.
Before No_One Ever Really Dies drops in full, Pharrell held a private listening session for some trusted tastemakers and musicians. In the clip, you can spot Justin Timberlake, Usher, Puff Daddy, Cassie, and Ariana Grande.
Haley opens with a speech about why they decided to create this album.