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Saturday, December 27, 2014

N.E.R.D Reunite To Record New Song "Squeeze Me" For "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" Soundtrack

The entertainment news websites Rolling Stone and AceShowBiz.com is reporting the exciting news that the American rock, funk, and hip hop band N.E.R.D have reunited to release a brand-new song titled "Squeeze Me" for the soundtrack for Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount Animation's upcoming "SpongeBob SquarePants" movie, "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water"!


The fun and summery up-tempo song by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley premiered on Friday 26th December 2014 and is set for an official release on Monday 5th January 2015, The recording is N.E.R.D's first new track since 2010, when their latest album "Nothing" arrived.

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" centers on SpongeBob SquarePants and his Bikini Bottom pals as they go on a epic quest. After a pesky pirate named Alameda Jack, played by Antonio Banderas, finds a magical book which gives anybody writing on its pages the power to do just about whatever they want, he discovers that the final page is missing and sets out on a mission to retrieve the missing page, which is protected deep under the surface by one legendary hero - SpongeBob SquarePants! After the pirate gets his hands on the last page of the book to put his evil plans in motion, SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, Squidward Tentacles and Mr. Krabs discover that to save their underwater world, they must come to ours. After arriving on the surface and meeting a few humans, they learn that to fight off the menace endangering their beloved Bikini Bottom and get the last page back into the right hands so that they can rewrite the story, they must become superheroes - SpongeBob SquarePants becomes The Invincibubble, Patrick Star turns into Mr. Superawesomeness, Squidward Tentacles is Sour Note, Mr. Krabs turns into Sir Pinch-A-Lot, Sheldon J. Plankton becomes Plank-Ton, and Sandy Cheeks is The Rodent. Get ready for a movie so extreme, you'll need new pants! "The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" features a mix of 2D & 3D CG-animation and live action.

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" will be released in theatres in the USA on Friday 6th February 2015 and in Digital 3D and 2D in cinemas across the UK on Friday 20th March 2015!:
N.E.R.D Reunites for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' Movie Soundtrack 'Squeeze Me'

Pharrell, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley reunite for their first song since putting out the latest N.E.R.D. album 'Nothing' in 2010.

N.E.R.D is finally back with new music. The trio comprising of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley has made a contribution to the soundtrack of the upcoming "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water", recording a new song called "Squeeze Me".

The fun and summery up-tempo song was premiered on Friday, December 26. "The best part is the middle of me/ I'm your sponge baby go on and squeeze/ I'm better than pillows, won't you believe me/ Squeeze me," Pharrell sings from the perspective of SpongeBob SquarePants.

Set for an official release on January 5, 2015, "Squeeze Me" is N.E.R.D's first new track since 2010, when their latest album "Nothing" arrived. "We're trying not to think too much in a cartoon sense," Hugo said of the song in a recent interview with Variety. "But more just like a psychedelic, otherworldy type of thing. If you want to draw a parallel, maybe think of what The Beatles did with 'Yellow Submarine'."

"The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water", adapted from the popular Nickelodeon series created by Stephen Hillenburg, focuses on SpongeBob and the gang as they try to get back the krabby patty secret formula stolen by Antonio Banderas' Burger-Beard the Pirate. It arrives in U.S. theaters on February 6, 2015.
Also, from Rolling Stone:
Pharrell Reunites With N.E.R.D. for 'Squeeze Me'

The Neptunes offshoot records their first song together in four years for 'SpongeBob SquarePants' sequel soundtrack

Pharrell Williams has reunited with his fellow N.E.R.D. members Chad Hugo and Shay Haley for "Squeeze Me," the Neptunes offshoot's first new song in four years. The bouncy track will feature on the upcoming soundtrack for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. While the trio briefly reunited in concert in November, "Squeeze Me" marks N.E.R.D.'s first recording together since they released their fourth LP Nothing in 2010.

The "Squeeze Me" single will officially be released January 5th. Given the G-rated nature of its target audience, the tropical-flavored "Squeeze Me" is closer in sound and vibe to Pharrell's Grammy-nominated Despicable Me 2 solo hit "Happy" than N.E.R.D.'s raunchy singles like "Lapdance."

"We're trying not to think too much in a cartoon sense, but more just like a psychedelic, otherworldy type of thing," N.E.R.D.'s Hugo told Variety of their work for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soundtrack. "If you want to draw a parallel, maybe think of what the Beatles did with Yellow Submarine."

While Pharrell has kept busy working on everything from BeyoncĂ© to "Get Lucky" and "Blurred Lines" to Gwen Stefani's upcoming solo LP – not to mention serving as a coach on The Voice – the producer is still making efforts to keep his In Search Of… crew alive. During Pharrell's all-star set at the Odd Future's Camp Flog Gnaw Festival in November, Williams brought out Hugo and Haley to join him for the trio's 2002 single "Rock Star."

"There will always be an N.E.R.D.," Pharrell said during a London concert in September. "I'm happy to be a nerd; the bullies lost, the nerds win."

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