Pharrell Williams isn’t resting after ending 2013 strong and starting off 2014 with a Producer of the Year Grammy win. He still has plenty more to give at the age of 40, and his latest offering will be a new solo album, ‘G I R L.’
The producer announced the release with a dramatic teaser. In the visual, Pharrell is seen conducting a string section, giving a variety of intense looks and silently shedding a tear. Sadly, the Hat doesn’t make an appearance. That’s not too much of an issue since it looks like this album is going to be an epic project.
The trailer also revealed the album artwork, which features Pharrell and three girls posturing behind sunglasses. The title’s font isn’t unlike the one seen on posters and the title card of the HBO series of the same name.
There isn’t much information as far as song titles and collaborators go yet. ‘G I R L’ is available for pre-order on iTunes, and the webpage reveals there are 10 tracks. ‘Happy,’ which is currently No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and the highest-charting Oscar-nominated song ever, will be featured on the LP.
The Virginia native will perform ‘Happy’ at the Oscars (March 2), which is a day before ‘G I R L’ arrives on March 3.