Pharrell Releases Song “Runnin” for ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack

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Hip Hop mogul, Pharrell Williams’ music has become a proven staple and liaison of film. The gap of art genre is bridged with his talents–as we’ve seen with the Despicable Me soundtrack.

Now he’s here to work his magic on the latest film, Hidden Figures, which stars Taraji Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer.

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Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughn (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. Based on a true story. -TSG Entertainment

The song shares themes from the movie that are familiar to Pharrell and his creative aesthetic. It touches lightly on the struggle of being a minority as well as having grand ideas to the point of feeling as though you’re ahead on another planet.

Check out the cut below and let us know what you think? Will this song define the film in the same way “Happy” did for Despicable Me 2?

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When she's not getting lost in fantastical worlds with the fictional characters she writes, Tia tends to lead something of a normal life. She enjoys the hours of her day by sifting through comics at her local comic book shop, blogging as a pop culture analyst, writing multicultural fantasy, watching "Tangled" and One Direction videos on repeat with her toddler, playing air guitar to Thin Lizzy, connecting life with '90s film quotes and finding new ways to sneak a bite of pizza when she knows she shouldn't. You can find her tweeting here and there, @tatixtia.

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