Pharrell speaks on the influence of women on his new album, "G I R L".
Pharrell was unstoppable in 2013, but it may have all just been a warm up, as the superproducer is getting ready to drop his first solo album since 2006, the curiously titled G I R L. In an interview with BBC 1, Pharrell explained the name of his new project in-depth.
“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 said. "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, like dreamt of.”
Skateboard P then spoke a bit about the influence women have on his music and life. “Women have been so good to me over this entire career and they’ve done so much for my family," he said. "Everything I’ve ever gotten is because they’ve paid for so they’re like my bosses—indirectly and directly. You guys are like my bosses. So for me, I wanted to analyze that for a second."
He then expanded on his thoughts about "unbalance" saying, "To me there’s an unbalance that’s out there in the world. I admire women in a lot of ways, but I needed to make sure that everyone knew that like, Yeah, OK, cool. On the surface, I do look and I do like them and I appreciate them in my little dirty ways here and there, but at the core, is what I’m telling you. We need them. Every living breathing human being on this planet regardless to your sexual orientation benefits from two things from a woman: the agreement to enter the act and the agreement to have you. So they have the power. Every human being has come through those silver-lined doors."
More than anything, Pharrell expressed confidence in his new material. "I want everyone to keep in mind that at the core, when you cut this album open that’s what comes out is that purpose. G I R L, I think, is my best work yet”