After a banner 2013 that saw him producing and/or appearing on some of pop culture's most ubiquitous singles, possible reptilian shapeshifter Pharrell is going it alone in 2014 with G I R L, his first solo record since 2006's In My Mind. "Happy," the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack song for which he recently made a 24-hour music video, is the first single. That's pretty much all we know right now, but you can watch a thirty-second trailer to get a little more information - it features Pharrell palling around with an all-girl string quartet, directing an orchestra, looking puzzled in several awesome outfits, and shedding a single tear. Stay tuned - the record's out via Columbia on March 3.
Here is the Oscar nominated (!) first single, "Happy":