Musician Pharrell Williams whose hit single "Happy" off the "Despicable Me 2" soundtrack has fans anticipating the release of his second studio album, "G I R L" available on March 3, and also 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" (written in all-caps with two spaces between each letter) 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,”he told Zane Lowe backstage after his performance at the BRIT Awards in London. “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 Pharrell has somehow been genius enough to come up with the song "Happy" that has both adults and children dancing and feeling all warm and fuzzy on the inside, 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 for Pharrell, weird an unbalanced 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,” he explained. “And the reason why it does is because society is a little unbalanced. And I 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 March 3 - and as he describes, is his "best work yet."