AceShowbiz - Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams, who have worked together on numerous tracks including the smashing hit "Hollaback Girl", most recently reunited for "Shine" which they recorded for "Paddington". While the animated film won't arrive in the U.S. until January 16, fans can listen to the two superstars' latest collaboration now as a low quality of the song has landed online.
On it, Gwen sings about the movie's main character who finds himself lost and alone while he travels to the city in search of a home. "One thing about me I'll be there for the team/ I'll do anything to protect my people's dreams/ And if the earth just finds me wandering 'round/ You know my soul will rise up and keep on shining," she sings the chorus.
"Pharrell and Gwen are the perfect artistic duo and they truly brought to life the charm that Paddington represents in the terrific song 'Shine'. We are so proud to have them be a part of this classic film," Bob Weinstein, the director of "Paddington", has said of Gwen and Pharrell's involvement on the film's soundtrack.
The frequent collaborators have also expressed their excitement to be a part of the project. "What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic and generational to all of our lives, as Paddington Bear," Pharrell said in a statement. Gwen added, "I am honored to join forces with Pharrell and be part of bringing this beloved classic to life for Paddington's next big adventure."