He says they ARE releasing a new album.

N.E.R.D. are releasing a new album.

N.E.R.D. began prepping their comeback earlier this year when they premiered a song titled “Locked Away” on Beats1 Radio show last month (though it leaked in low quality several years ago). They also put forth three songs on The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water movie.

N.E.R.D., made up of Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shae Haley, haven’t released a new album since 2010’s Nothing, but that’s all about to change.

Pharrell confirmed the news during a Q&A takeover on the iHeartRadio Twitter account. Someone asked him if he has any plans to make another N.E.R.D. record, and his response was straight to the point: “OF COURSE!”

Here’s a taste of what you might expect from the trio: