It’s a bit curious why N.E.R.D. is releasing a track called “Nothing On You” the same year B.o.B and Bruno Mars’ “Nothin’ On You” was a giant hit. Isn’t that a bit like dropping a song called “Umbrellas” just a few months after Rihanna’s “Umbrella” dominated the charts in 2007? We’ll just assume it’s a shout-out to Bobby Ray, or at least a nod to the fact that their new album is called Nothing. Jump below to give the tune a listen.[wpaudio url="http://idolator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/N.E.R.D-Nothing_On_You.mp3" text="N.E.R.D. - Nothing On You" dl="0"]
The marching band drum beats and the chill vibe make “Nothing On You” as perfect a tune to lounge poolside to as anything else the band has ever recorded. It’s also absolutely nothing like B.o.B’s love ode to “beautiful girls all over the world”, thankfully.
Still, N.E.R.D.’s collab with “Daft Punk”, the (for lack of a better term) hypnotic “Hynotize U“, is a tough single to follow.