.

Pharrell Williams Gets 'Happy' on 'Despicable Me 2' Soundtrack - Song Premiere

Animated film features upbeat new music from Neptunes singer-producer

Pharrell Williams, 'Despicable Me 2' soundtrack.
Courtesy Universal & Backlot Music
May 21, 2013 8:00 AM ET

Pharrell and composer Heitor Pereira have re-teamed to produce the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2, the sequel to the 2010 animated comedy. Starring Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, the film is set to open in theaters on July 3rd. The soundtrack will be available for pre-orders starting June 11th, with its official release slated for June 18th.

Along with his production work, Pharrell contributed three original tracks – one of which, "Scream," features Cee Lo Green. Here, get a first listen to another of his songs, "Happy," a simple, infectious tune that grooves with a truly animated buoyancy.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

prev
Music Main Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Promiscuous”

Nelly Furtado with Timbaland | 2006

This club-oriented single featuring Timbaland, who produced Nelly Furtado's third album, Loose, was Furtado’s sexy return after the Canadian singer's exploration of her Portuguese heritage on Folklore. "In the studio, initially I didn’t know if I could do it, 'cause Timbaland wrote that chorus," Furtado said. "I'm like, 'That's cool, but I don't know if I'm ready to do full-out club.'" The flirty lyrics are a dance between a guy and girl, each knowing they will end up in bed together but still playing the game. "Tim and I called it 'The BlackBerry Song,' she said, "because everything we say in the song you could text-message to somebody."

More Song Stories entries »
 
www.expandtheroom.com