Pharrell Williams just shared two singles from the Upcoming Hidden Figures movie ‘Surrender’ featuring Lalah Hathaway and ‘Runnin’. Pharrell channels the fearlessness of the film’s core trio Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African-American mathematicians whose crucial calculations propelled early NASA missions like Apollo 11. ‘Runnin’ is a jazz-age Idlewild-style homage to old juke-joint bluesy music and Pharrell dusts the production with subtle contemporary touches while ‘Surrender’ shows Lalah’s effortless vocals over a clapping and foot-stomping beat, Hathaway sings about perseverance and overcoming struggle and hardship with the support of the helping hand of faith, Pharrell also released his “Runnin‘ performance from the Toronto International Film Festival from September 10th, 2016, check out the tunes below and make sure to cop them on iTunes, the movie is due December 24th.
Lalah Hathaway – Surrender feat. Pharrell (16′)
Pharrell Williams – Runnin’ (16’)
Pharrell Williams – Runnin’ (Live At TIFF) (2016)