Musician Pharrell Williams, whose hit single "Happy" off the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack has fans in high anticipation of his second studio album, G I R L, available Mar. 3, also has fans seeking clarification on the meaning behind the title, which reporter Zane Lowe has him explain backstage at the BRIT Awards, according to ThisIsRnB on Thursday Feb. 20.
So exactly what does the title G I R L stand for? Is it an acronym for some great cause? Or was he thinking of a "girl" when he recorded the album? The answer is yes - he was thinking of a girl, but not just one girl in particular, but all the women that have impacted his life over the years.
Women have been so good to me over this entire career and they’ve done so much for my family. Everything I’ve ever gotten is because they’ve paid for so they’re like my bosses—indirectly and directly. I wanted to analyze that for a second.”
If by analyzing women Williams has somehow had the ability to come up with the song "Happy," that has both adults and children dancing alike, then fans have a lot to look forward to with the release of this album. This will be his first studio album in eight years, which some might say is a little weird to wait so long to release a sophomore album. But that weird unbalance is very much apart of the inspiration behind the album.
The reason why I named it G I R L in capital letters is because when you look at it, it looks a little weird. And the reason why it does is because society is a little unbalanced. And I [was] just thought like, if I’m gonna make an album, I need to make an album that says everything that I’ve ever wanted to say..."
And everything he ever wanted to say will be available on Mar. 3.