Pharrell claims Oscars music will be 'very different'
Pharrell Williams has claimed the music he’s helped to create for tomorrow’s Oscars will be ‘very different.’
The R&B superstar, who has teamed up with Gladiator composer Hans Zimmer and producer Peter Asher to create the official score for this year’s 84th Academy Awards, initially remained tight-lipped when speaking to MTV News about the project:
“Well, you're gonna have to watch the show and see, we can't give it away. That's what's so funny about interviews. They always want to know what you're about to do. It's like some of us love you know music and art that blindsides, comes out of nowhere with a crazy impact. And then sometimes you talk about things because you want to warm up the feeling before the huge impact."
But the N.E.R.D producer, who has previously written tracks for films including Despicable Me, Knocked Up and Rush Hour 2, went onto reveal that the trio have attempted to put a new spin on the ceremony’s usual sound:
"It's cool; it's interesting; it's very different. Definitely there's an homage to the tradition of how the music was done traditionally... [but] we're different, and when given an opportunity and it's our opportunity, Hans and I agreed we just would do it from the perspective of people who love music and love making music and respect it, giving back to what gave us so much, which is music and film."
Watch the video for Pharrell's 2003 hit 'Frontin'' below:
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