Announced earlier this week, deadmau5 has teamed up with The Neptunes, the producer super-duo of Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo on a funky new track “Pomegranate.” 2020 has thrown a lot of curveballs at us and this may be the biggest musical one we have seen yet. This song will appear on deadmau5's next album.
The collaboration was started in early December during Art Basel where deadmau5 joined The Neptunes at North Miami’s Criteria Recording Studios for a secret studio session to lay the groundwork for "Pomegranate."
The Neptunes have worked with just about everyone big over their careers like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Clipse, Jadakiss, Pitbull, LL Cool J, Kendrick Lamar, Fabolous and just about everyone else, especially when you add their own individual work. Deadmau5 isn’t as collaborative, but has worked with the likes of Gerard Way and Rob Swire. This is a new level of star power for deadmau5 and should give him a new platform beyond the world of colorful cube-powered EDM.
The new collaboration doesn’t feel too forced and combines toned down electro & whirring synths from deadmau5 with funk and R&B from The Neptunes into something that pretty much works. It may not be as memorable as "Get Lucky," but it is still pretty good from the mau5.
Stream the full record below and get your copy here.