“Well that sure escalated quickly”. Just 7 days ago Pharrell announced the release of his new album today 2013’s Producer of the year , and probably the subtle Man of the year has released his album G I R L available for stream on Itunes Radio, 6 days ahead of it’s scheduled March 3rd release date. With this weeks release of Schoolboy Q’s Oxymoron and the surprise drop of Kid Cudi’s new album Satellite Flight (which is currently #1 on iTunes) as well as Rick Ross’s Mastermind now being available for stream this sure makes for one packed week of new music; possibly too packed even?
The album’s final tracklist was also revealed
1. “Marilyn Monroe”
2. “Brand New” (featuring Justin Timberlake)
6. “Come Get It Bae” (featuring Miley Cyrus)
7. “Gust of Wind”
8. “Lost Queen”
9. “Know Who You Are” (featuring Alicia Keys)
10. “It Girl”
There are some differences on the final tracklist then what was originally reported.
PER MTV NEWS:
The final list is a bit different from one posted by the Noisey blog last week following a listening session. That roster featured the song “Freq” (which is now listed as a hidden interlude) and noted that collaborators would include Daft Punk on “Gust of Wind.” Though the Robots are not tagged as features on that song in the album’s liner notes, they are listed as background vocalists on the tune. Next Canadian teen sensation, Atlantic Records singer Francesco, plays electric guitar on that song as well.
A number of other guests are also along for the ride, including producer Timbaland, who beatboxes on “Brand New,” Kelly Osbourne, listed as a background vocalist on “Marilyn Monroe” and singers Leah LaBelle, Tori Kelly and JoJo.
The strings on the album were arranged by Oscar winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Don’t forget to catch Pharrell this Sunday on the 86th Annual Academy Awards
Stream the album HERE