This interview originally appeared on EARSTYLE August 16th, 2010
In honor of N*E*R*D‘s upcoming September 7th Release “Nothing”, I had an opportunity to ask Pharrell 7 quick questions. If you know me, you know I am a huge supporter of the entire Star Trak movement. This was definitely an amazing opportunity and I have to show some love to MiMi Valdes over at Kidult and the entire Kidult army! Also, I want to send a big thanks to Pharrell for taking time out of his busy schedule to speak with me!
EARSTYLE: You have had your hands in everything from music to furniture to fashion. You continue to expand your brand, but what is next? Do you ever think about what you want to accomplish next or does it just come to you at any given moment?
PHARRELL: I am often lead by the void of what doesn’t exist just as well as the inspiration of a moment.
EARSTYLE: Movies are something that are evolving right before our eyes. It seems as though today, directors have to figure out how they will tie in 3D into the movie production and marketing. What do you think is the next revolutionary step for music?
PHARRELL: We are steady trying to harness all of the existing modes of recording in search of 3D sound.
EARSTYLE: Space seems to be a reoccurring underlying theme of a lot of your projects. What is it about space that fascinates you so much?
PHARRELL: Where else can we find such vast existence which lead to vast possibilities?
EARSTYLE: Kidult is an idea of yours, right now an army of future leaders and innovators are being assembled. What is a kidult and what inspired you to create the entire Kidult movement?
PHARRELL: A kidult is a soldier for education while the term itself is meant to describe one who does not identify with age for categorical purposes.
EARSTYLE: I’m a huge fan of the entire Star Trak brand. I am anticipating the upcoming release of “Nothing”. What does that word “Nothing” mean to you and what do you hope to accomplish with this album sonically and message wise?
PHARRELL: If the simple things in life are free as they say then “Nothing” is everything.
Nothingness is where everything comes from and is the first stage of everything that exists.
EARSTYLE: If there is one thing that you want to be remembered by what is it?
PHARRELL: That I am human and answered your questions as you would for me.
EARSTYLE: What is the best advice that you can give anyone who’s reading this that have a dream that they would like to manifest?
PHARRELL: Study the “how” and the “why” of something and from there you will discover “what” that thing is. That is how all great thinkers transition to great doers.
Now go take over the world. – Pharrell