Pharrell Williams received a little help from his friends on his new album.
The award-winning producer recently signed a deal with the folks at Columbia Records to release his solo effort GIRL later this year. To make the record as appealing as humanly possible, Williams asked some of his previous collaborators for a little assistance.
When Pharrell's new album finally ends up in the hands of his legion of fans, they'll find tracks featuring such noteworthy artists as Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, and Grammy-winning electronic duo Daft Punk.
According to NME, Pharrell Williams also joined forces with Alicia Keys and composer Hans Zimmer on the album. In other words, there's absolutely no shortage of talent on the producer's latest solo effort.
Judging from some early reviews of GIRL, Williams has put together something truly special this time around. However, Digital Spy points out that Pharrell is definitely not a one-trick pony.
The website explained:
"Fans of his recent work will particularly enjoy this album, which is packed to the brim with finger-snapping beats, infectious guitar riffs and slinky funk-pop hooks throughout, mostly courtesy of the same people who mixed Daft Punk's Random Access Memories. In particular, the Justin Timberlake-assisted 'My Love' sounds like the attention-seeking sibling of 'Happy'; a mashup of beatboxing, horns and interweaving falsetto that results in something that -- like its counterpart -- is undeniably joyous."If you haven't seen the trailer for Pharrell Williams' GIRL, then you need to stop what you're doing right now and take it all in. There are certainly worse ways to spend 30 seconds of your life these days.
According to a recent press release issued by Columbia Records, Williams' new album will hit stores on March 3. According to the producer, he's incredibly excited to get the new songs to his fans.
Pharrell explained in a http://www.inquisitr.com/1139301/pharrell-williams-is-very-happy-to-release-girl-this-march/">statement:
"When Columbia Records presented me with the opportunity to make an album, three things came to mind. One was the sense of overwhelming honor that I felt when I realized that they were interested in partnering with me on the album that I had always dreamt of making. Two, it would have to feel festive and urgent. And three, I instantly knew it would be called 'GIRL.' I hope you like it."If you need more Pharrell Williams in your life these days, then check out his performance at the 86th Annual Academy Awards. The event takes place on March 2.