“Even the teachers would be dancing like crazy,” Haley said. “We have a serious library of music in our heads,” Hugo said. “We draw on everything from music appreciation that we learned in school, to hip-hop, rock, pop and any other sounds you can imagine.” “Most of the songs out there about being in the club are just boring,” Williams said. “It’s almost like life imitating art. That’s my problem. So many songs are about being in the club that you listen to them and you’re almost desensitized.” “Seeing Sounds” is anything but routine hip-hop fare. Williams says the lyrics “are mostly subconscious things you think about to yourself that not a lot of people write songs about.” Musically, N¤E¤R¤D’s tapped some highly unexpected guests.
“We’re not egotistical, so we always just do what we believe is most suitable for the record,” Haley said. “On this project we felt like involving The Hives would definitely enhance the album, so we went and got up with them. ”Nightclubs are unlikely to put this track or the rest of “Seeing Sounds” in rotation. Which is fine with the N¤E¤R¤D guys. They won’t be on the dance floor anyway. “We have no social life,” Williams said. “Talking and hanging out with people is a rarity for me. I already did all my partying. All that’s left for me to do is be passionate about my music, whether everybody else likes it or not.”