Pharrell Channels Cee Lo Green For “Happy”: Hear His ‘Despicable Me 2’ Track

Carl Williott | May 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Pharrell dialed into smooth ’70s disco with Daft Punk on two Random Access Memories tracks, “Get Lucky” and “Lose Yourself to Dance.” But for his new solo track, “Happy,” Mr. Williams digs back a little bit further, to the ’60s. The result is a soulful, catchy little jaunt reminiscent of Cee Lo Green‘s recent work – all handclaps and singalongs and retro pop simplicity.

“Happy” is off the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, which Pharrell co-produced with composer Heitor Pereira (Pharrell also helmed the music for the first film). Coincidentally, the super-producer teams up with Cee Lo on another one of the movie’s tracks. But you can hear the peppy solo cut below.

Pharrell – “Happy”

Alright Beyonce, the animated film soundtrack bar has been set for this summer. Your move.

The Despicable Me 2 soundtrack drops June 18.

[via Rolling Stone]