Thursday, 27 March 2014

Woodkid remixes Pharrell's Happy

An extraordinary remix of Pharrell's international hit Happy, currently sitting at number one in the French SNEP singles chart by Woodkid, one of France's most talented musical operators at the moment.

The song's been a viral success, spawning all manner of videos and covers, but Woodkid re-interprets the track as a piece of orchestral melancholy, something that might sit comfortably on his The Golden Age debut album.

While Pharrell's vocals are immediately identifiable, the music changes things entirely, slow piano and strings giving a different tone to it, making it sound closer to Woodkid's own work than Pharrell's own output.

Woodkid has a number of significant live dates ahead, including the Coachella festival in the USA, a show in Brazil as well as elsewhere in Europe as well as a headline slot at the Solidays festival in June.

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