Pharrell Williams raised a few eyebrows over his statements about race in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, particularly his use of a term “the new black” — and a prominent professor at Howard University isn’t really buying it.
Disclosure’s remix stays relatively true to the original arrangement, adding a tasteful 4X4 house beat and signature synth bass lines for maximum body-moving impact.
While the simple four-count song intros might seem uninspired to some, they can serve as a great tool for DJs when transitioning from song to song.
Shelton also took the opportunity to lavish praise on Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani.
“We’re very happy to officially announce that two superstars will be joining the next season in these coaches’ chairs: Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will be added to the Voice family,” Carson Daly announced.
Usher filled in on CeeLo’s chair for a season previously, but Pharrell is stepping in to keep it warm — at least for season 7.
The disco-tinged track will be featured on the movie’s soundtrack, which is due for release on April 22.
Woodkid will be familiar to some from his featured turn in a recent Absolut Vodka TV ad campaign that utilized his song, “Ghost Lights” as its soundtrack.
The movie’s soundtrack will also include new music from Pharrell Williams as well as “Sweater Weather” outfit The Neighbourhood and Mad Decent pop artist, LIZ.
Williams is helping celebrate the annual worldwide event, which falls on March 20.
The artist is only weeks away from releasing the lush, acoustic ‘Morning Phase’ album on Feb. 25, which critics are already hailing among the finest full-lengths of the year.
If Pharrell wins Best Original Song, he will be the third rapper to receive an Oscar following Eminem for “Lose Yourself” from 8 Mile and Three Six Mafia for “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from Hustle & Flow.
It will be Williams’ second solo full-length, following the 2007 release, ‘In My Mind,’ which featured Gwen Stefani, Jay Z and Pusha T, among other guests.