By now, we all know that “Pass or Play” game is totally subjective based on everyone’s own musical taste and ear. However, if you can’t find something awesome about this song, I have to side eye you.
While some artists are creating their own drama for attention, super producer and artist Pharrell Williams has quietly been diversifying his entertainment portfolio. In 2010, he composed the soundtrack for Despicable Me and last year, he was co-produced and co-composed the music for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. He also came up with the theme music for Chelsea Lately last year.
Well, he’s back as soundtrack composer, this time for Despicable Me 2. While there have been snippets of a few songs released, Pharrell released one of the songs, “Happy,” where he is the artist on the song.
“Happy” is an upbeat, feel good song that boasts a message of never letting anyone bring you down no matter how hard they try:
“…I’m a hot air balloon that can go to space/With the air like I don’t care baby by the way/Because I’m Happy (clap along if you feel like a room without a roof)/ Because I’m Happy (clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth)/Because I’m Happy (clap along if you know what happiness is to you)/ Because I’m Happy (clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do)…”
Pharrell has never been known for his “vocal prowess” but his unique sound is perfect for this song and we all know he knows how to arrange a song like nobody’s business. It has a throwback feel with all the claps on the breakdown but still sounds current.
Personally, this song makes me want to go see Despicable Me 2 just to see if they actually place it in the film and if they’ll be a dance routine.
Okay, enough of my personal opinions! Listen to “Happy” and tell us what you think!