Lots of stars, both in terms of the features by Big Sean, Rae Sremmurd, Pharrell Williams and Quavo, and in terms of the multiple suns that hover above the desert in this collabo video for producer Mike Will Made It.
Puff Daddy x Hype Williams x Pharrell. So long as you're not expecting a return to the shiny suit days, it's hard to find fault with this homage to old-school NYC circa Public Enemy, CBGBs and pop art (plus, a little James Brown thrown in for good measure).
It might be a wee bit ironic that this epic music video is getting a LOT of attention now that it's been emancipated from the Apple Music eco-system, but thankfully everybody gets to catch up now that "Freedom" has been let loose everywhere. Director Paul Hunter goes worldwide to showcase Pharrell's universal message and its relevant to every living creature
There's not a Snoopland amusement park (yet), but this blast into the past and the faux-future takes a 1946 audience on an experiential ride through an LA that's more informed by ancient Egypt than mid-century modern. So, buckle up, enjoy the ride and hope you have popcorn nearby in case the weed smellovision causes the munchies.
Product Placement is so 2014. Branded content with top-notch celebs and production quality is 2015. Adidas starts it off right with this spot for their Originals line, focusing on musicians Pharrell Williams and Rita Ora, athletes David Beckham and Daniel Lillard, and those legendary three-striped Superstar sneaker that first inspired Run-D.M.C. nearly 30 years ago.
Take one of the greatest songs ever and invite Pharrell Williams, Emeli Sande, Elton John, Lorde, Chris Martin, Florence Welch, Kylie Minogue, Stevie Wonder, Brian May, Jake Bugg, One Direction, Chrissie Hynde, Jamie Cullum, Dave Grohl, Sam Smith, and many others to join songwriter Brian Wilson in the most epic group since "We Are The World." The fact its coupled to an ambitious and stylish video directed by Francois Rousselet, of Jonas & Francois, that includes every single performer in uniquely appropriate set-ups makes it all the better — and yes, there's a charitable tie-in.
Welcome to Fall Fest, as hosted by Pharrell Williams, Daft Punk and film director Edgar Wright. Despite the intergallactic leanings of all involved, things are kept fairly natural as they pay homage to the breeziest element. That's not to say they entirely stay earthbound: We have a troupe of ribbon dancers who could have blown in from the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon remake and the (forgive the pun, please) very rocking Daft Punk cameo takes flight as well.