Pharrell Williams Releases Soulful, Jazzy 'Runnin' From the 'Hidden Figures' Soundtrack

Pharrell Williams performs during the "Hidden Figures" concert
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Pharrell Williams performs during the "Hidden Figures" concert at Festival Street during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada.

After gifting the world with "Happy" from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, Pharrell Williams' sound is laced on another soundtrack. This time he's lending his vocals to the forthcoming movie Hidden Figures, which he also produced and composed songs for. Ahead of the movie's release, Pharrell released the jazz-tinged tune "Runnin" on Monday (Oct. 24).

Reminiscent of the soundtrack to old school speakeasy bars, Pharrell translates the movie's message into a snappy jazz track. "I know they say to crawl before you walk, but in my mind I already jogged", the hitmaker coos. "If I stand still I cannot get far, they want the moon, I'm on mars." Hidden Figures is inspired by the 2016 book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race and centers the three female mathematicians' (Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae, Octavia Spencer) contributions to the historic event. 

Listen to Pharrell Williams' jazzy track "Runnin" below. 


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