Watch Pharrell’s “Happy” As A Vine Symphony
Pharrell: Unbelievable. It's an unbelievable feeling. Especially when you consider the fact that it's the fans that have taken it to this place. And by the way, I'm just telling you right now, this might come off as generic, but it's the truth, and I don't really have anything else to say. But dude, it's the fans. They're the ones who have pushed that song to No. 1. They voted for it, they've been requesting it, they're downloading it, in certain cases they've been uploading it.
It's just perpetuated this whole entire scenario to new heights that I never dreamt of. Especially as an artist. I was used to being the frontman of N.E.R.D., and in terms of production, I was always the guy in the video standing next to the guy. I didn't see this coming at all. But it's the fans, man, they jumped behind the songs and it's been pretty amazing.
Pharrell was brought to tears during an interview special with Oprah Winfrey after she showed him a video compilation of fans creating their own renditions of his infamous “Happy” video. The impact of the song and artist continue to grow as he takes over another media platform: Vine.
"It's overwhelming because it's like, I love what I do and I just appreciate the fact that people have believed in me for so long that I could make it to this point to feel that," said Pharrell in response to the worldwide impact of the song.
Using IPhones to ignite mini-loops, Rob Scallon produced a YouTube sensation using Vine accounts to create a one-of-a-kind symphonic version of “Happy”.
Incorporating symbols, drums, handclaps and vocals from Scallon and collaborator Tamara Lynn Chambers, the progression of each element leaves a memorable impression on the ears and eyes.
Watch the Vine symphony below:—Morgan Murrell