Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo, known to the world as The Neptunes, have been consistently making music in one form or another for well over a decade. Usually they can be found producing for the world’s biggest stars or teaming up with their pal Shay Haley to make N.E.R.D. records. But according to recent comments by Williams to Sam Kelton of Melbourne, Australia’s Herald Sun he and Hugo are currently working on just their second official full length under the Neptunes moniker. The disc would be the follow up to 2003’s The Neptunes Present…Clones.
Pharrell has been keeping himself busy lately touring with N.E.R.D. opening for Gorillaz on a global tour and working on various projects but the work with his main group seems to be his focus now.. He says, ““I’ve just been all over the place from project to project. Right now, I’m working on lil’ Neptunes music.” While no release date or title has been revealed the Virginia Beach producer would say, “This new Neptunes record we’re working on right now is vicious. It’s definitely harder – it just demands sweat.” One high profile guest looking likely to make the record are French Disco icons Daft Punk. “Working with Daft Punk – they’ve been our buddies for like 10 years, and watching those guys work is pretty amazing,” Pharrell said, “They make great beats and it was cool to collaborate with them.”
Pharrell and Hugo’s other group, the aforementioned N.E.R.D., released their fourth album, Nothing, in November.