Both Gwen and Pharrell called into On Air with Ryan Seacrest this morning to discuss her new album and “Shine”. The pair gushed over each other and find it incredible to be working together again.
Pharrell says that the two are having a lot of fun together and calls Gwen “super inspiring”. On how the pair got involved with the Paddington soundtrack, Gwen tells the story of her getting the call from The Weinstein Company and they were looking for a song for the movie. While recording “Spark The Fire” together in Miami, the company brought the idea of their new track “Shine” to be included in the film. Even though Gwen and Pharrell ended up re-working the song to fit the children’s movie, she thought it would have been fine how it was originally done. “We basically had to go back in and kind of deconstruct what we had going on â€¦ they all wanted it to be more specific. And Pharrell really was the one who really got in there and was able to channel the film lyrically and make it really happen and make it really feel like it was totally made for the movie.”
Gwen said she played the movie for her family at her home last week and found a connection with it since it takes place in London.
Pharrell says of Gwen, “Gwen is someone who is super inspiring to not only me but this world and this country in a lot of ways. When you get the opportunity to work with someone like that, you donâ€™t hesitate. You could be missing out on something really interesting. Thereâ€™s a million songs in that body of hers, and Iâ€™m lucky to be there when some of them come out.”
On returning to The Voice, Gwen says that she hopes one day to come back for a future season.
With her new album, Gwen says that she doesn’t know when it is coming out. “Iâ€™ve been working on it. â€œI feel excited now because when I first started working on it, I was like, â€˜Iâ€™m gonna put it out this year!â€™ I was very kind of rushed about it. Now I feel settled in, I had the baby â€” heâ€™s going to be a year-old, can you believe that?! â€” I feel like now Iâ€™m going to go back in and do some more writing and be a little more relaxed about it.”
Ryan Seacrest stated that “Shine” is available on iTunes to pick up. After looking this morning, the song hasn’t made its way to digital retailers just quite yet.