New Song: Pharrell Williams, ‘Happy’

Pharrell Williams can't help but feel upbeat on his new song "Happy" from the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack.

Pharrell Williams sounds pretty upbeat on his new song, “Happy,” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack.

Pharrell Williams has plenty to smile about these days. Not only is he apparently ageless and working with Miley Cyrus on her new album, but he’s also recently made a number of funk-flecked appearances on Daft Punk‘s recent Random Access Memories. (We’ll be dancing to “Get Lucky” until it makes us sick.) Well, now Pharrell’s got even more of reasons to grin with his new song, “Happy,” from the “Despicable Me 2″ soundtrack (dropping June 18), on which he also serves as executive producer.

Listen to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” after the jump.

On the Neptunes-produced track (duh), Skateboard P brightly sings about being happy despite the things going wrong around him: “Here come bad news talking this and that/ Yeah, give me all you got, don’t hold back/ Yeah, well I should probably warn you I’ll be just fine/ Yeah, no offense to you don’t waste your time/ Here’s why/ Because I’m happy.”

Wow, NOTHING’S got Pharrell down! Maybe we should take his can-do attitude and apply it to our everyday lives?? So what that the dog left a “treat” in your room when you got home after a long day? Or that you just missed the train à la Gwyneth Paltrow in “Sliding Doors“? It’s OK! Just take a breath, look at the bigger picture, and realize that ultimately everything’s going to be fine. Thanks, Pharrell!

+ Listen to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”

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