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Pharrell Williams Debuts 'Despicable Me 2' Theme Song 'Happy'

May 22, 2013 (6:34 am) GMT
The prolific Neptune songwriter releases the uplifting new track, one of three original songs he contributed to the album.

Former bandleader reprises his role as soundtrack producer on animated film "", a sequel to the hit 2010 flick. The 40-year-old songwriter, who co-produces with composer Heitor Pereira, contributed three original songs for the new soundtrack, one of which entitled "Happy" has arrived.

Filled with handclaps and singalongs, Williams' new single is perfectly titled as it simply uplifts spirits with its infectious retro-pop vibe. When hitmaker calls out, "Clap along if you know what happiness is to you," listeners won't be able to resist the urge to move along to the bouncy tune.

Apart from "Happy", Williams also recorded the song entitled "Scream" with Green. Both tracks will appear in the soundtrack to be officially released two weeks prior to the movie's theatre run beginning on June 18. The 3D computer-animated comedy film "Despicable Me 2" features the voices of comedian as main character Gru and "" alum as agent Lucy Wild.

Prior to "Happy", Williams was featured along with rapper on 's latest hit and single "Blurred Lines", with the three artists recently performing it live on "". The songwriter to the stars is said to have been enlisted by Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist for his next album and follow-up to the critically-acclaimed "".



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