Pharrell Williams is certainly having a huge 2014 so far. Not only is he nominated for an Academy Award for his song “Happy”, but he’s also bringing a unique sense of fashion back with the hat he wore at the Grammys. Proving that he can take a joke, following the award ceremony that scored him a few coveted awards for his collaboration with Daft Punk, and he’s become somewhat of a fashion forward icon with his unique style.
Since all of the Pharrell news bits hit the web, it has given the producer turned singer the opportunity to give his fans an inside look into the process of creating an award-winning song. Now that the Grammys are finished, next up for Pharrell is the Academy Awards for his Despicable Me 2 song “Happy.” That said, it doesn’t mean he’s done talking about his collaboration with Daft Punk on “Get Lucky.”
The track, featured off of Daft Punk’s latest album Random Access Memories skyrocketed due to Pharrell’s smooth vocals on the song hot song. Even before the single won a ton of Grammys it was regarded with Robin Thicke’s song “Blurred Lines” as the song of the summer.
Speaking with Look magazine, Pharrell opened up about the song that has changed his career. Surprisingly it didn’t take Pharrell long to pen the song. “Get Lucky” turned his career around as far as top 40 radio is concerned, and it was penned in record-breaking time.
“I think I wrote it in an hour or so, but then we did a bunch of takes so they got exactly what they needed.”
The wave of recent material Pharrell has received couldn’t have come at a better time. Although he couldn’t predict what “Happy” and “Get Lucky” would mean for his career or how fans would respond to them, Pharrell admits that he had to go on his own feelings.
“If they say, ‘I like it and I want to tell somebody else about it,’ then that is magical.”
In addition to his three Grammy wins this year, Pharrell has a pretty good chance of taking home the Academy Award for Best Original Song. If not, then he still has a lot to look forward to. This year he is going on tour with Bruno Mars as an opening act, and he will perform his song “Happy” at the Oscar ceremony, which will be seen by millions.
Sounds like Pharrell has every reason to be happy.