Pharrell Drops "Freedom" Music Video & It'll Make You Even Happier Than "Happy" — VIDEO
Stop whatever you're doing and listen up, guys: On Wednesday, Pharrell dropped his video for "Freedom," and trust me — you won't be disappointed. The music video, in classic Pharrell style, celebrates individuals and groups from all walks of life. In other words, it's a visually stunning reminder that we're all human.
I see what you're doing here, Pharrell. You're using your incredible musical talents to bring people together, yet again. Good news: It's working.
Whereas the lyrics to "Happy" were all about celebrating, "Freedom" has a more spiritual tone: "Who cares what they see? / Who cares what they know? / Your first name is Free / Last name is Dom / We choose to believe / In where we're from / Man's red flower / It's in every living thing / Mind, use your power / Spirit, use your wings," he sings.
The video directly corresponds to the words, as it shows Pharrell in various settings around the world. Those images are interspersed with ones that look straight out of National Geographic — cheetahs bounding gracefully after their prey, horses stampeding and, of course, the earth itself. It's pretty powerful, especially when coupled with the singer's emotional lyrics.
Whether you need a pick-me-up, are curious about Pharrell's latest song or just want to see a gorgeous music video, do yourself a favor and check out "Freedom" (and it's most moving GIFs!) below.
This Display Of Strength
If there's ever a metaphor for "just keep reaching," this is it.
This Show Of Solidarity
Now that's teamwork.
This Woman's Eyes
Talk about intense and iconic.
This Small Child
Yes, it's a cliché, but children are our future.
This Reminder That Life Is Precious
SUCH A TINY FOOT.
Pharrell's note about being socially conscious.
This Celestial Wonder
Because space never fails to amaze.
Being by yourself doesn't mean you're alone.
Because Pharrell ended things on an upbeat note.
Check out the full video below.
Images: Columbia Records (screenshot); YouTube (7)