In a quick new interview with Bill Desowitz from the DGA Paddington reception last week, Gwen spoke about writing “Shine” with Pharrell Williams and how it turned out to be a great for the film.
During a meeting in Miami, she shares that was when work started on the track. After a screening of Paddington, Gwen wanted “Shine” to have an uplifting theme. She and Pharrell went back-and-forth over how to approach the lyrics, while she wanted to have more abstract lyrics, he wanted to go literal and “specific to the movie.” Gwen reflected on the lyrics saying, “… at first it felt weird (â€˜I wish I was a bearâ€), but then it actually made more sense for it not to have to be outside the movie. Itâ€™s a great song.”
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