The pair didn't complete the song until seven years later because Pharrell was consumed by other projects. Beck told the Sydney Morning Herald
: "It kind of had this elegiac, hymn-like quality but with 808 beats, and it just didn't seem to fit with what was happening at the time."
Eventually, Beck seized the moment and recruited Williams to help him with his Hyperspace
album. Seven of the album's 11 tracks, including "Everlasting Nothing," were co-written and co-produced by the Neptunes producer.