VIDEO – The interpreter of Happy sent his new single to refugees flooding into Europe. The artist, who provides not consider himself an activist, wished to recall that “America was built thanks to the migrants”.
“Let them come,” launched Pharrell Williams intoning Freedom , a jazzy title, the MTV Europe Music Awards in Milan, Sunday, October 25 in Italy.
Explaining the next day in New York, said the artist he does not consider himself an activist, but he said “we should use our platforms as we can.” “We must be open. It’s a difficult discussion but America was built thanks to migrants. We would have no country “without them, he added.
The official music video Freedom , released in July 2015, shows different parts of the world, from New York up to a slum on the banks of the Ganges.
Pharrell Williams expressed Monday, October 26 still surprised by the success of its title Happy, an ode to the joy that made him famous in the world integer, after he had been for decades the author and producer of other artists such as Madonna, Britney Spears and Snoop Dogg.
An artist committed
The artist made his debut in the song alongside the French duo Daft Punk on their album released in 2013, Random Access Memories . He has interpreted the piece Get Lucky , now another planetary success.
“In 2012, do you see me as an artist?” Asked the American singer , which is “still regarded as a producer.” Pharrell Williams explained that he did not aspire to become a big star but more an important producer Quincy Jones and Dr. Dre.
Despite her reluctance to be seen as a militant, Pharrell Williams had already spoken before the United Nations for the fight against climate change. He also said his support for the Democratic candidate in the US presidential Hillary Clinton, saying it was time a woman leads the United States.