AUDIO MP3: Pharrell – Runnin’

Pharrell releases “Runnin’” from the “Hidden Figures” soundtrack.

Pharrell achieved incredible success with “Happy,” his “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack single that spent two months at #1 in 2014. Along with Hans Zimmer, he is helming the soundtrack for the upcoming film “Hidden Figures.” This morning, he released a song from the soundtrack called “Runnin’” — a simple, unadorned reflection on his childhood in Virginia sung over a shuffle drum beat and bass vamp

“Hidden Figures” is about about three black women working at NASA during the Space Race. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the leading roles. Listen to Pharrell’s “Runnin’” and watch the trailer below.

Quotable Lyrics

Summertime in Virginia was a oven
All the kids eating ice cream with their cousins
I was studyin’ while you was playing the dozens
Don’t act like you was there when you wasn’t

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