Pharrell Debuts Unreleased N.E.R.D. Song “Locked Away”: Listen

Carl Williott | August 17, 2015 8:15 am
Pharrell's "Freedom" Video
Pharrell's "Freedom" video is the comedown after "Happy."

N.E.R.D. never really died, as was demonstrated by the group’s recent Spongebob Movie song “Squeeze Me.” And Pharrell‘s band was revived once again on his OTHERtone Beats 1 show on Sunday (August 16), when he debuted unreleased track “Locked Away.”

Hip Hop N More points out that a low-quality version of the song leaked a few years ago. But now it can be heard in all its hi-fi glory: Skateboard P doing his soul-yelp thing over a funky arrangement with a loping bass line and of course those signature Pharrell Plinko sounds and keyboard squiggles.

Hear it below.