Pharrell Williams talks about what it was like to return to work on the soundtrack for 'Despicable Me 2'. He discusses his songs 'Happy' and 'Just A Cloud Away' and the new soul direction in a press interview.
'There's a lot of action and there's a lot of ups and downs but overall it was a more happier place', says Pharrell of the new music theme. 'And that's where the song 'Happy' comes from.' He is asked if the fact that the music has much more soul was deliberate. 'They wanted to be more soulful because it matched where they wanted to go', he replied, simply. On the song 'Just A Cloud Away', he has plenty of inspiring words to say. 'That is just the whisper of hope that everyone gets when things are not going right', he says. 'And if you believe in it and you keep pushing forward. then whatever it is, whatever adversity, is just a cloud and the sun is 'just a cloud away'.'
Holding On ft. Gregory Porter
Alla Turca (From Piano Sonata in A, K.331)