“Sing” is the lead single off of Ed Sheeran’s upcoming album, x (multiply). The song was written by Sheeran and produced by Pharrell Williams, whom you can also hear on the hook.
In “Sing,” Ed sings and raps, “she handed me of a bottle of water filled with tequila / I already know she’s a keeper.” If this response to tequila-filled water bottles was universal, I would have hundreds of boyfriends. Hundreds.
“Marilyn Monroe,” is Pharrell’s second single from G I R L, and features uncredited vocals from Kelly Osbourne (yep, that one). In “Marilyn Monroe,” Pharrell sings about his ideal girl, saying that neither Marilyn Monroe, Cleopatra nor Joan of Arc compare to her.
All three women share the chorus, yet only Marilyn received top billing. Poor Joan, she leads the French into a successful battle over the English, yet still has to play second fiddle that bitch from Playboy.
The aficionados of falsetto teamed up to record this track off Pharrell’s latest album, G I R L. In this song, JT & Pharrell express how the love in their lives makes them feel so young they’re practically “brand new.” It’s a shame Pharrell didn’t think of this song six years ago, it’s what The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was really missing.
Future released a fifth single from his forthcoming album, Honest. The track features a bass-heavy beat by Mike WiLL Made It and plenty of Pusha T drug euphemisms, so it’s either about the dope game, or what it’s like to be Justin Bieber’s chauffeur. HEYOOO!
Thank you, thank you. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.
“Aerosol Can,” is the first single off Major Lazer’s upcoming Apocalypse Soon EP due out February 25th. In addition to Pharrell, Major Lazer’s 5-track EP will feature appearances from Sean Paul, Machel Montano, and RDX.
Pharrell, you dominated all of 2013 (except for the stuff Miley licked) and now you want 2014 too? Ok, fine – but only because your hat game is subtle and on point.
…and you’re a pop music genius.
Oh you think the feds are watching you, 2 Chainz? The only thing to cause alarm would be a clever and intelligible 2 Chainz song… Don’t worry, nothing suspicious here.
“Feds Watching” came out two months ago, but since it’s the Summer of Pharrell, no song of his (even one with 2 Chainz, of all people) can go unnoticed. He really has some sort of magical Midas Touch going on right now.
Remember “Hey Porsche,”? …that was almost unforgivable. Thankfully, Nelly has recruited summer-smashtermind, Pharrell to produce “Get Like Me,” which is a vast improvement over his first single.
I don’t want to think about what this summer would be like without Pharrell… less lucky, less blurry, less rapey. wait. what?
Pusha T and Pharrell have come a long way since 2002’s iconic “Grindin,” — the third guy now does readings for non-fiction audiobooks. I made that up, I have no idea what he does.
But whenever I hear this track, I’m reminded of high school, making hip-hop mix CDs, and the football team clapping to this beat as they marched out to the field. (I went to a predominantly white high school, so I was always very impressed they could keep this rhythm). Ahh memories…
I know the following statement is blasphemous in the world of dance music but: this is what we’ve been waiting for?! We waited eight years for disco-infused-Michael-Jackson? Something Chris Brown just did!? oh no, oh no…
Pharrel teamed up with N.O.R.E. to create this hot new single, “The Problem (Lawwwddd).” The jury’s still out on that word…
I give N.O.R.E. shit about his name change (Diddy could barely do it), but the man knows how to make banging hip-hop.
Proof N.O.R.E. has a sense of humor: there is a track on his latest album, Student of the Game, called “Scott Disick Speaks.” Ahh, the strange and wonderful perks of being a kept man…