Pharrell Williams Says His Next Album Will Have No Rapping
Posted by Joseph Lee on 12.03.2013
In an interview with Complex, Pharrell Williams said that there will be no rapping on his next album, as he's a lot older
On if there be rapping on the album: "No rapping. It's focused. Like I told you, that's the difference between 30 and 40. 'Cause I was 30, now I'm 40—and I'm not rapping."
On releasing "Blurred Lines" and "Get Lucky" in the same summer: "Unbelievable, unbelievable. I couldn't explain it. Imagine all your life you go to school to study fashion, and you find out the one thing you really like is the sock. So you're not gonna be greedy. There's a lot of designers out there: streetwear, high-end fashion. And you decide, "You know what? My niche is the sock." So you become decent at it. People start to recognize you for your socks, your little designs and stuff. And all of a sudden, God or the universe taps you on the shoulder and goes, "Hey, reach on the inside, squeeze it, and pull it out." And you realize that there is a reverse inside the sock. That's what this is for me. I've never been on the forefront of such a huge thing—done by the people, by the way. The people vote for the songs, they pay for the songs, they stream the songs, they look at the videos. So my point is that my understanding of what I was supposed to do, what I could do, had been turned inside out. That's my life."
On creating different visions for different people: "I go off the personality and what's there. You just get a feeling, something comes to you. It's like conversation. That's really what it is. It's an exchange of conversation. It's just that it's chords instead of sentences. Sometimes there are words instead of conversations."