Swedish rockers The Hives
are taking their music in a new direction for their next album - they've teamed up with rap producer Pharrell Williams
. Williams, one half of production duo The Neptunes
, is known for his work with rappers Jay-Z
, Busta Rhymes
and Snoop Dogg
, but has also worked with pop stars Britney Spears
and Justin Timberlake
The Walk Idiot Walk
stars hope their collaborations for their follow up to 2004's Tyrannosaurus Hives
will match the success of William's previous ventures. In a statement, front man Howlin Pelle
says, "This new album has been recorded all over the world because we thought it was time to have other people involved besides ourselves and our closest friends.
"The lion's share of this new album was recorded in Mississippi with producer Dennis Herring. We also met producer Pharrell Williams in Japan a while ago. He told us: 'We should record together,' and 'something bass guitar based.' We ended up spending some time in Miami making music with him. Some of his music will end up on The Hives' new record."
- Pharrell pictures
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