Listen to the new Pharrell song “Letter To My Godfather”
Yesterday, Pharrell Williams dropped a new song titled “Letter To My Godfather” which was recorded for a new Netflix documentary The Black Godfather.
The doc, led by director Reginald Hudlin, will focus on the legendary entertainment trailblazer Clarence Avant and is set to premiere on Netflix on June 7th.
It’s not the first ti,e that the mega star will contribute to movie soundtracks. He has previously performed on productions such as Despicable Me where he made the smash hit “Happy,” as well as several songs on Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures.
Pharell’s new song closely follows the theme of the documentary – which will include interviews from a slew of notable names which includes Barack Obama, Lionel Richie, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and many more.
On this song, Pharell mixes things up by using a good amount of auto-tune. The song opens up with a very Kanye West “Blood On The Leaves”-esque intro, and progresses into a leisurely upbeat, but contemplative, song written to pay ode to The Godfather. Pharrell employs his Neptune partner Chad Hugo on production and lyrics.
Check out the new song below: