‘Happy’ has cemented itself into the history of music as has the creator, Pharrell Williams. Pharrell has done just about everything and while he continues to recreate himself, he continues to add to his resume. Well, he’s no stranger to creating soundtracks as he’s produced soundtracks for Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. This time around he’ll be curating the soundtrack for NBA 2K15 set to be released October 7th. He will be taking over the throne from Jay Z and Lebron James who curated the previous two installments of the game.
“I’m tripping out that we get to put this music out. This never happens — the system is never like that, where you look up and go ‘Wow, we just pulled that off.’ I’m pumped and excited.”
The track list will not be released until later this summer, but Pharrell did mention that System of a Down and Strafe will be featured on the soundtrack. A 2K Games rep stated it will be the biggest soundtrack to date for the franchise for the title.
With his latest album being titled, G I R L, women were not an afterthought when it came to creating this soundtrack. Pharrell always considers the ladies:
“There are girls that play the game and there’s a lot of girls that are around it … so I thought it’d be such an interesting twist to have the girls weigh in on the song list, because they listen to it just as much. I tried to pick an alternative approach, because how do you follow up LeBron and Jay? I gotta take a different route. When we finished looking at the list, it felt right.”
With production from Pharrell and his vast taste in music this will be one for the books. NBA 2K15, in stores 10.7.14.
Pharrell is still living high off the success of ‘Happy’ and his new album, G I R L, has debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200. Well he’s not stopping there. He’ll be teaming up with Japanese brand, Comme Des Garcons to create and release a unisex fragrance titled after his album.
Pharrell gave his take on the collab in an interview with WWD:
I am so honored to be working with Comme des Garçons and cherish the education that I’ve experienced in this collaboration
Comme Des Garcons Perfum SA chief executive, Adrian Joffe, stated about the collab:
This is the first time we have created a fragrance for a musician, and I can think of no greater talent and no greater gentleman to have done this with. Pharrell knew exactly what he wanted the perfume to smell like right from the beginning. It has been an honor to work with such a creative artist with a great vision, which for Comme des Garçons is the most important thing
The fragrance is set to hit stores in September. More details to come.
Oscar-nominated and Grammy winner, Pharrell Williams, is already on a roll and his track ‘Happy’ along with his Robin Thicke/Daft Punk collabs has given him new life so the next practical thing would be to release an album. Pharrell is doing just that and this will be his second solo album since 2006s, In My Mind.
His new album, G I R L, will feature 10 tracks, one of which will be ‘Happy,’ and is available for order on iTunes with a release date of March 3, 2014.
I’m excited to hear new music from Pharrell and there is no track listing as of yet, but the release date will be here before we know it.
Aside from making music he teamed up with Mastercard for Mastercard’s “Priceless Surprises” to surprise one of his fans. Check out the vid below: