Pharrell's 'Happy' Gets a 'Sad' Remix From Woodkid
Clap along if you feel like *SOB*.
Hate turning your frown upside down and dancing your troubles away? Woodkid has the downcast remix to Pharrell's No. 1 smash "Happy" that you've been waiting for. The French musician has released a "Sad" remix to "Happy" that will make you feel everything while pulling your oversized hat over your eyes to hide the tears. Click over to Stereogum to listen.
The zippy instrumental from the original track has disappeared, and in its place sits a piano and string section that swoon along with Pharrell's words and block out the "Because I'm happyyyyyy…" refrains from the hit single. As an isolated vocal track, Pharrell's performance is actually more glum than we thought it would be; when he sings, "Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof," it's almost like he's digging deep and trying to find that room within himself, to no avail.
Woodkid, who released the album "The Golden Age" last March, is also a music video director who has worked with Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey. Next month, Woodkid (real name: Yoann Lemoine) will collaborate with Lil Buck on a "Pièce d’Occasion" for the New York City Ballet.
Meanwhile, Pharrell's happy version of "Happy" just secured a fifth week atop the Hot 100 chart -- click here for the full details.