C'mon Get Happy With Pharrell

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I spent yesterday (plodding) through Daft Punk's newness Random Access Memories, and though I'm still on the fence about the slushy pina colada soft rock funk venture the robotic twosome are obviously trying to take us on, I have to say that Pharrell's appearance brightened the entire record for me. Though he gets a bad rap as a vocalist, I always tend to have a soft spot for him and since I already adore the work he does under the N.E.R.D./Neptunes umbrella, latching onto his newest release, "Happy" was the easiest of "tasks".

One of three songs he has proposed for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, "Happy" features that hand-clapping Motor City magic soul that I swore I put a ban on when the clock struck 2010. Yet, Pharrell just sounds so vibrant, and the beat so infectious that there is no reason for me to be crabby about it. So I'll just go on and happily pad my summer playlist with this little jalapeno popper right here. [H/T: Rolling Stone]

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