Pharrell Williams' 24-Hour Music Video Brings You a Whole Day of "Happy"
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably still recovering from Thanksgiving. It doesn’t help that I’ve eaten nothing but Thanksgiving leftovers for the past three days…
Lucky for us, Pharrell Williams (the songwriter, rapper, producer and fashion designer who brought us hits like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”) recently launched a new project that’s sure to lift our spirits.
The project–called “Happy”–is a 24-hour interactive music video. You may ask: Who on earth is gonna sit and watch a 24-hour music video? But that’s not the point–even Williams admits he hasn’t watched the whole thing.
The video streams on 24hoursofhappy.com. When you visit the website, it links you up to the spot in the video corresponding with your local time. You can pause, fast-forward and rewind the video once you get there, and you’re encouraged to share your favorite moments on Twitter and Facebook.
What will you see at any given point of the video? Basically, it’s a compilation of anonymous extras and celebrities dancing through life to a loop of the song “Happy” from the soundtrack of Despicable Me 2 (yet another one of Williams’ projects). Celeb cameos include Steve Carell, Magic Johnson, Jimmy Kimmel and Williams himself.
So if you find yourself feeling under the weather, visit the website and get “Happy”–here’s a four-hour clip to get you started!