Pharrell Williams is the king of Coachella. The “Happy” singer brought his sense of style and swagger to the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with an impressive group of famous friends that joined him during his second set of the festival. Pharrell, along with his now signature Vivienne Westwood (or Arby’s) hat, brought a lot of excitement to a crowd of 60,000 or more.
According to reports Pharrell Williams performed his set to a packed field, with fans screaming and pushing their way closer to get a view of the “Happy” singer. While some fans climbed on to hay stacks for an elevated view, others seemed thrilled to just be in the midst of the Grammy award winning artist.
For his set Pharrell played crowd pleasers in addition to other popular songs. T.I. joined Pharrell on “Blurred Lines”, Pusha T came in for “Grindin”, and Busta Rhymes lent a hand with a surprise appearance by R&B singer Usher for an oldie but a goodie, “U Don’t Have To Call.” During the last song the singer, along with Pharrell and friends encouraged the audience to participate in a sing a long.
In addition to Pharrell Williams’ set at Coachella, he’s been on the move in producing more songs for film soundtracks. First there was Happy for Despicable Me 2’s “Happy” and now he has “Here” for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. While the song lacks the pep from “Happy” it’s still a solid choice for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 soundtrack. “Here” is a romantic song, otherwise referred to as a love ballad, with lyrics like, “It seems we’re here again/it seemed the right trajection/And I promise on our existence…we have unfinished business/and so my word as I cross the bridges/with zero regard for limits.”
When it comes down to it Pharrell pointed out imagery that fits perfectly with the new Spidey film, and helps paint the relationship Peter Parker has with his girlfriend Gwen Stacy. Also, we can’t forget to note the strings, easy melody, and acoustic guitar. It’s not Williams’ best song, but it fits the kind of music that would play in an emotional scene for the film.
Another song Pharrell Williams has coming out is a song he co-wrote and produced with Alicia Keys for the song “It’s On Again” which features Kendrick Lamar and will also be on The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
It looks like there’s no stopping Williams and we’re not exactly complaining about that either.