‘I think Pusha put the meltdown on it, but I like everybody’s verse,’ Pharrell Williams says.

everyone-nose-remix-video-2.jpg“I think Pusha put the meltdown on it,” Pharrell set on the set of the video when asked which rapper has the best verse on the track. “But, I mean, I like everybody’s verse because I think that Lupe killed it, Kanye killed it. Mine was more about style than how dope the rhyme was. It was really my melody that I liked more than anything — that’s why my vocal approach was a little different from what you would hear me do. I wanted to just do something different that would look different on me.” N¤E¤R¤D and two of the remix’s three guests (Kanye and Lupe) recently shared the stage during the first leg of Kanye’s recent Glow In The Dark Tour.

everyone-nose-remix-video-7.jpgLike the spoken-word intro track N¤E¤R¤D’s Seeing Sounds album (where you’ll find the original version of “Everyone Nose“), the video is a nod to nostalgia. “The concept [is based on] old ’80s video-game graphics playing behind us while we’re rhyming,” Williams said. “We just want to have fun with the project. In a day and age where the record industry is what it is, I’m lucky enough to be on a label that understands and they’ll just let us have fun.” The original version of the song — with its indelible chanted chorus of “All The Girls Standing In The Line For The Bathroom” — is so hot that the “Why remix it at all?” question seems worth asking. (Back in April, the filming of the video for the original version of the song erupted into a brawl.)

everyone-nose-remix-video-3.jpg“We wanted something with more of a straight-ahead, club-bumping beat, just a different take on it,” Hugo said. “We like to remix, dismantle, take apart shit and put it back together. It’s just like a Rubik’s Cube: When you can’t solve it, you just break it and you put it back together.” “We think that ‘Everyone Nose’ in its current form already hits a certain demographic a certain way, so I just wanted to go and do something different,” Williams added. Besides, the song has already made a strong impact with fans, as the group has found out on tour. “We just came off the road from being in Europe for a long time, just doing festivals across the continent of Europe,” Williams said. “It’s just been incredible performing for 50-80,000 people. And when ‘Everyone Nose’ comes on, everyone just has their hands in the air. It’s just incredible. So this is kind of like a token of our appreciation for everybody that’s been supporting the project thus far.”
*mtv.com