In a new video interview with Yahoo! Gwen and Pharrell talk about their partnership in music, since the first songs they worked together until now. They also talk about the upcoming “Paddington” soundtrack song “Shine”.
Lyndsey Parker | January 15 2015
Paddington Bear is out this week, but its eponymous CGI bear may not be the cuddliest aspect of the feelgood family film. Why? Because the movie’s peppy theme song, “Shine,” is by Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani. And the affection that the adorable duo displayed every week on The Voice was on full display when the two recently sat down with Yahoo Music to discuss their new Paddington tune and their long, loving history of collaboration.
After walking into the room arm-in-arm, Pharrell and Gwen — who first worked together on the 2001 No Doubt song “Hella Good,” followed by “Hollaback Girl,” “Can I Have It Like That?,” several of Gwen’s The Sweet Escape tracks, and most recently “Spark the Fire” and “Shine” — proceeded to exchange goo-goo-eyed glances as they raved nonstop about how they inspire each other artistically. Aw.
Luckily, they wrapped their interview by saying they will keep working together (possibly on Gwen’s yet-untitled third solo album, due out later this year), so expect this dynamic duo to keep shining in 2015 and beyond.