As the release date for N.E.R.D.’s first album in 10 years — No_One Ever Really Dies — inches closer, Pharrell, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley have shared another snippet from the album. Titled “1000,” the song features a monster collaboration from Future.
Beginning with frenetic drums, and the unrelenting sound of cymbals and hi-hats, the song switches up the tempo towards the middle before Future takes the reigns with his Auto-Tuned vocals.
The energetic track is one of 11 new songs from the forthcoming album, which serves as N.E.R.D.’s follow-up to 2010’s Nothing. The uplifting vibe of “1000” is similar to the previously released tracks, “Lemon” featuring Rihanna and “Rollinem 7s” with André 3000.
No_One Really Dies is expected to arrive on December 15.
Listen to “1000” above.