Virginia native Pharrell Williams is no stranger to the spotlight. As a producer and songwriter for the biggest pop acts of the last decade, recording artist, bandleader for N*E*R*D, fashion designer, and overall curator of taste, he has effortlessly redefined “cool” whenever the opportunity has arisen.
Yesterday, he debuted the music video for “Happy,” a spritely, funky track from his soundtrack for the animated film, Despicable Me 2. “Happy” is a looping music video for the song featuring a slew of random participants and some celebrities, including Jimmy Kimmel, Miranda Cosgrove, Odd Future, and Jamie Foxx. They all dance along to the borderline-cheesy, but entirely enjoyable record on an interactive video site, which allows you to shift between various times of the day. The video loops continuously, and is honestly a surprisingly pleasant distraction from a busy day. You can navigate through a full day with the song’s star, proof that Pharrell is likely leading the happiest life in the world.
Check out “Happy” when you get a spare minute or hour, we’ve shared some screenshots below: