LISTEN UP: N.E.R.D’s first new song in four years

Pharrell Williams, Shay Haley and Chad Hugo aka N.E.R.D, the hiphop rock legends whose last release was their album Nothing in 2010, are back in the game with a new song, Squeeze Me.

Now before you listen, there’s a catch. Squeeze Me is being released as part of the Spongebob Squarepants Movie soundtrack. Not quite “rhyming on the top of a cop car” now, is it? But at this point, we’ll take whatever we can get, and you know, Pharrell has been kinda busy lately.

So, what do you think? Have N.E.R.D sold out their edge or is this lighter sound, as Chad Hugo said, their “Yellow Submarine” moment?